petra...a massive, unmoveable rock ledge
what about you?" he asked. 'Who do you say I am?'
Simon Peter answered, 'You
are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
Jesus replied, 'Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this
was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I
will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you
bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose
on earth will be loosed in heaven."
1. What was revealed
to Peter by the Father.
Is it possible Jesus was intentionally showing the difference
between Peter, the stone, and Jesus the massive rock ledge?
does Jesus always say you when talking to Peter, but uses this
when speaking of the rock. If the rock was Peter, it would be much
clearer to say you instead of this. Then there would
be no question.
would Jesus intentionally use a word for rock that means something
different than the word for Peter?