Jesus is the Rock, not Peter! I don’t normally go into Bible doctrine, however a friend, cousin and Patriot brother of mine mentioned on his Facebook timeline about a week ago. In referring to the vote 3 times by the Democrat National Convention 2012, to make God as part of their platform, and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. They never achieved the 2/3’s vote needed as anyone who was watching could plainly hear and see. Addressing that I have to say, God has obviously NOT been part of the Democrat Parties platform for a very long time. It also shows the Democratic Party arrogance, vanity and ignorance, that they believe they could MAKE GOD part of ANYTHING!! Idiots! I would also say that it was HIS (Gods) choice not to be a part of their platform, because of the beliefs they hold that are contrary, to everything the Bible and His Son Jesus taught! If He didn’t stop being a part when the Democratic party supported the KKK, racism, etc. against blacks. Then He surely disassociated Himself from them when they decided to include abortion as part of their platform. Sorry to go off on that, I will get back to the point!
My friend posted the following:
“*Brutus Fullman– The downside to this argument is that Peter, the one who denied Him three times, became the rock upon which Jesus built His church. The upside is that their hatred of religious freedom means that leftists are no longer familiar enough with the Bible to point this out.”
Although I do not normally get into religious doctrine, because I do not want to offend any of my brothers and sisters who love and believe in the Lord Jesus, no matter the faith. I will on this occasion, simply because I am about the truth! Whether it is about history, the Bible, or otherwise. I am therefore going to point out that Peter was not the Rock at all! The whole Bible is about Jesus, and the New Testament is focused solely on Him! The passage of scripture that people use to say that Peter is the Rock is also focused entirely on the fact that Jesus is and was the Christ i.e. The Anointed One. It has to be noted: Jesus in the same Chapter called Peter, Satan, see verses 21-23.
As is with history, so it is with the Bible. When you look at the whole, instead of the parts, the truth is plain and simple. The Bible even talks about the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus. After you understand the whole, you can then understand the individual parts. I’m no great authority by any means, it is just simple common sense.
I also am not trying to change your beliefs, I am not arrogant, nor vain enough to think that I have that ability, only God can do that. I do believe however, that I am right, and that the scriptures bear witness of that. It is simply about the truth.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
The whole focus of the passage is on Jesus being the Christ, Jesus was just complimenting Peter for his faith in God. It has nothing to do with Peter being the Rock.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
The Bible refers to Jesus as the chief corner stone! Definition of Chief Corner Stone or foundation stone; it is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, the most important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
Jesus also said referring to Deuteronomy 8:3 in Matthew 4:4 “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
You cannot therefore take one scripture or passage of scripture to make a statement of belief, when you ignore all the evidence that points out the error of that belief.
Again: more scriptures referring to Jesus as the chief corner or foundation stone.
The following passage from the Psalms 118 is also showing David’s faith in God, David referred to Christ as being his Lord, long before Jesus’ birth, and it also says that David was a man after God’s own heart.
Psalm 110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
1 Samuel 13:14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.
Acts 13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Onto the Psalm 118: passage
Psalms 118:14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Isaiah 28: I am including most of the passage, because as you read it, it could very well be talking about the United States at this time in history.
Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
5 In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. (Holy Ghost poured out on day of Pentecost)
13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Ephesians 2:19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
And finally in 1 Peter itself:
1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore, laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
I cannot help but notice how, by what it says in the 8th verse, would you say that verse also fits the Democrat party? Is Jesus not a stumbling block and a ROCK of offense to them? It truly is amazing how the words in the Bible and the words of the Founding Fathers of this great Nation, (great because of the blessings of the Lord) judge and condemn the Democratic Party in the United States! No wonder they hate the Bible, the Founding and Christians so much!