16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Jesus was having a teaching conversation with His disciples, asking whom do the people say I am, and whom do you say I am? The people of Israel were curious to know if Jesus was a former prophet living again. Peter, answering the question on behalf of the disciples, said, You, Jesus, are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus, well pleased, replied by declaring that Peter’s answer was correct, and that Jesus was the Messiah, the only way into the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is the Rock and the foundation of salvation, not Peter. The Roman Catholic Church declares Jesus made Apostle Paul the first pope because of verses 18 and 19 of Matthew 16. Indeed, the Roman Emperor Nero crucified the Apostle Peter between 64 and 68 AD. The Roman Catholic church came into existence between 313 and 380 when the Empire transformed itself into a church. The Roman church blended many traditional Roman customs with the solid rock truth of God’s word into its Catholic religion. The pope is an elected leader of the Catholic church and is supposed to spread the faith worldwide. The apostle Peter or any other apostle would never allow the truth of Christ’s word to be twisted to gain more members. Peter would never let the second commandment be abolished, or the fourth be rearranged to please the ears of pagan believers. Even the modern pope is changing the church’s beliefs so that shifty Catholic Christians will feel welcome. The pope is supposed to represent Christ on earth, but he is not. Father God’s name is hollow; all that is done in the kingdom of heaven is done likewise on earth. Sadly, my Christian brothers and sisters, the message the pope teaches and preaches is anti-Christ and anti against the solid rock foundation of God’s word. Keep your love and devotion to your first love, God, and keep away from blasphemous lies. God bless you all; Jesus loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Luke 6:46 “Now why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the Rock; and when there was a flood, the river burst against that house and yet it could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; and the river burst against it, and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”
Psalm 19:13 Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be innocent, And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing. 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.