Sounds like you don't believe Peter's confession, Clay.......<quoted text>
What your saying is true, but it doesnt change what happened, it coexists with it. Jesus gave Peter a prime minister type role. Men in 2014 A.D can study Bible verses all they want, it doesn't undo what took place in the first 1500 yrs of Christianity. Read your Bible Hank......did Jesus Christ start a book or a Church?
"Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."
For flesh and blood has NOT revealed (in other words a mere MAN) this to you......
BUT MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.....
If you don't believe Peter's confession then how can you believe God and His Word (MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN???)
That if thou shalt confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Isnt it interesting that the same confession that cost Jesus His life brings man eternal life???
Why was Peter's confession necessary???