Was the church built where Peter was burried?

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  1. xdisciplex

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    I saw a documentary where they said that right there where his bones were burried they built a church. Is this true? Does this mean that this is what Jesus meant when he said that he will build His church on Peter? This sounds a bit sarcastic, doesn't it? And this would also mean that Jesus was referring to the catholic church as His church. :confused:
     
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    It's possible that the church you refer to is built over Peter's resting place.

    But the meaning of Jesus' words was quite different, and in any case the Catholic Church is a Christian church, and thus a part of Jesus' church in any case.
     
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    Here is the scripture:

    18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18, NKJV.

    There are three words that are important to know in answering your question:

    First, did Jesus say he would build His church on Peter, the Rock? No. Jesus calls Peter, petros (pebble), and then says he will build his church on petra (rock). So what is the rock? Some believe the rock in question is the confession Peter has just made...that was revealed by the Holy Spirit. This confession that Jesus is the Christ, is the son of God is greater than Peter and is the foundation of the church.

    As for the church, built on Peter's bones. It may be his bones, it may not be. It really doesn't matter. "Church" or ekklesia certainly would not have meant a buidling in those days, but rather the gathering of people. Jesus is not talking about a physical structure being built on anything, but rather His people being built on this confession.

    Now, let me ask you something: Where are you coming from? Daily you post questions, either from some controversial sermon, an old website, or a documentary. You rarely have anything else to say. What gives?
     
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    I think xdx is a wonderful source of topics for discussion, and I enjoy his cahllenges enormously.
     
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    How in the world do you come up with all these questions, xdx?
     
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    The Church was built upon the Rock of Salvation ( Deutronomy 32:15, 18)> Jesus was talking about this Rock (Tsur) when He spoke with Peter ( Mt 16:18).

    Read my posts in the otehr thread " The Pope"
     
  7. xdisciplex

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    I don't know. I guess I'm simply curious. :confused:
    I have many questions, too many to ask. I already have to make a choice which question I want to ask.

    Thanks to all who replied. :)
     
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    No. It is not.
     
  9. xdisciplex

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    Okay. :):flower:
     

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