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The papacy and the primacy of peter
  • And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven - Matthew 16:18-19
  • The above verse is a parallel to Isaiah 22 where Eliakim is given authority over Israel - Isaiah 22:20-22
  • Peter is always listed first when scripture lists all of the apostles - Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19
  • Jesus tells Peter: ‚ÄúSimon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift youk like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again, strengthen your brethren - Luke 22:31-32
  • Jesus empoweres Peter to walk on water - Matthew 14:22-33
  • Peter settles the debate at the council of Jerusalem and after his declaration 'all of the assembly kept silence' - Acts 15:1-12
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