In Matthew 16:13-20 is the allegation that Peter declared that Christ is the Son of God.   And that Christ told Peter he is the rock upon which Christ shall build his church.     The Pharisees certainly use that passage to their own great advantage, claiming Peter is the first pope of the Catholic church, the one upon whom Christ founded his church.   The Roman Catholic church terms the office of pope ‘the Petrine Office’.  In truth, said office is the ‘Pauline Office’, for it is Pharisee Paul who founded churches, not any of the true apostles of Christ, nor Christ himself.  No church altar is an altar of God, unlike the Jerusalem Temple altar that is the only true altar of God on earth that is yet to exist again.


Yet in John Chapter 1, it states:



John 1:41-42   He first found his own brother, Simon [Peter], and said to him, we have found the Messiah … And he brought him [Simon Peter] to Christ.  And when Christ beheld him, he said, you are Simon the son of Jona, you shall be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.



The apostles, as Christ appointed them his apostles when he came upon them, all knew from the first time they met Christ that Christ is the Messiah, the Lamb of God – the Son of God:



1 John 35-36   Again the next day after, John [the Baptist] stood and two of his disciples, and looking upon Christ as he walked said, behold the Lamb of God.  



Among the two disciples of John the Baptist at the time spoken of above was Peter’s brother, Andrew.  And when Andrew went to Peter, he said to him:  



John 1:41  … We have found the Messiah



Note that in the gospel according to John, when Christ says to Peter, you shall be called Cephas, which means a stone, Christ does not say that upon Peter shall the church of Christ be built.  Christ does not even mention churches.  Nor does Christ say that it is the Father in Heaven who revealed to Peter that Christ is the Messiah, saying flesh and blood has not revealed this to you (that Christ is the Son of God), as claimed in Matthew.  It was Peter’s brother Andrew, flesh and blood, who told Peter that Christ is the Messiah.   John the apostle said, I bare record that this is the Son of God (John 1:34).   It was Andrew, one of the two disciples of John the Baptist, who heard John declare Christ is the Lamb of God.  Andrew left being a disciple of John and became an apostle of Christ.  The list of apostles of Christ is in Matthew 10:2-4.  Among those named is not Nathanael, but as stated in John 1:49-51, Nathanael tagged along with Christ and his apostles and it is clear that Nathanael replaced Judas:



John 21:1-2   After these things Christ showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias … There was together Simon Peter and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee ….



Nathanael, who was not among the twelve apostles appointed by Christ but later took the place of former apostle Judas, who betrayed Christ, said upon first meeting Christ:



John 1:49   Nathanael answered and said to [Christ], Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel



And Christ said to Nathanael:



John 1:51   … Hereafter you shall see Heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of [God]



Son of God, not son of man, for that is what Christ said, I am the Son of God, but the bible deceivers (325 AD Catholic Council of Nicaea) use the term ‘son of man’ as a declaration of Christ’s being, which is not true, but a lie.   Christ never said he is the son of man, Christ said he is the Son of God.   In the writings of God’s prophets, the term ‘son of man’ is used solely as a descriptive term, that Christ will appear to be a son of man.  For indeed Christ the Son of God came in the same kind of flesh body that all of mankind comes in, and so he appears to be a son of man.   But in the new testament, the evil bible deceivers, mocking Christ, use the term ‘son of man’ as a declaration of who Christ is, but Christ never said he is the son of man, and I prove same by saying:



Matthew 22:41-46   While the Pharisees were gathered together, Christ asked them saying, what do you think of Christ?  Whose son is he?  They said to him, the son of David.  He said to them, how then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said to my Lord, you sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool?   If David called him Lord, how is he his son?  And no man was able to answer him a word, neither did any man from that day forth ask him any more questions



Now if Christ was telling people that he is the son of man, then the Pharisees would have the absolute right to say, well Christ, you are the son of man, whose son are you?   Christ denied being the son of David before the Pharisees.  Christ was not being sly, denying David is his father while some other man was his father but not telling them the name of the man who is the father of Christ!



Therefore, every place in Matthew and John (which are the only true writings of Christs’ apostles in the NT section of all four bibles, minus the few Pharisees’ deceptions applied therein) where it is stated that Christ called himself the son of man is a lie of the Pharisees.



And it is a lie of the Pharisees inserted into Matthew claiming Peter ‘confessed’ Christ is the Son of God and same was revealed to him not by flesh and blood.  It is flesh and blood John who said on his own, behold the Lamb of God.  And it is flesh and blood Nathanael who said on his own, behold the Son of God, and these pronouncements were made when John and Nathanael first came into contact with Christ!   And Andrew was at that time a disciple of John the Baptist and heard what John had declared, that Christ is the Lamb of God, and Andrew told his brother Peter, we have found the Messiah.  So Peter knew Christ is the Son of God from his brother, Andrew.   And Christ appointed Peter as one of his apostles.

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