<quoted text>Why did Jesus change Simon's name to Peter?
Hopefully my formatting worked....<quoted text> http://www.gotquestions.org/name-change.html
Ok, so we see from this website that God sometimes changed names to establish a new identity. What was Peter's new identity? And, by the way, I'm not necessarily going anywhere with this. It just occurred to me that I've never heard from a non-Catholic Christian why this was done or what the significance of this event was. I mean, it MUST be significant because he received the keys of authority right after this. But I wonder what a non-Catholic thinks is the significance of this.