That is a lie and a forgery in Matthew.<quoted text>It come from the The Apostle Peter.
Peter identified Jesus as the "Son of the living God".
New International Version (©2011)
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
I have told you many times that Matthew and John are full pf forgeries and absurd edits.
Peter was a Jew. So, it is quite obvious that he did not call him the Son of the living or the dead God.
Let me burst this lie:
Mark 8:29 "Peter answered, "You are the Messiah." "
Luke 9:20 "Peter answered, "God's Messiah.""
So, it is two against Matthew. And don't forget that Matthew and Luke copied wholesale from Mark.
And the forgery continues:
Matthew 16:17 Jesus replied,“Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven."
This is another forgery. Read John 1:41
"The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him,“We have found the Messiah”(that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus." "
So, it was not the Father in heaven, who said that. It was Peter's brother Andrew, his flesh and blood, who told him that he had found God's messiah. No Son of God reported by John.
So, Matthew bullshitted!