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Did Peter literally walk on water by his own faith or did Christ Jesus make that miracle happen?

Matthew 14:29 NET

So he said, "Come." Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.

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Too broad. Needs denominational scoping. –  Anonymous Mar 23 at 22:53
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@Anonymous maybe you can tell me what your doctrine thinks of it. –  deleteMe Mar 23 at 22:58
    
@Anonymous I fail to see how the breakdown on this has anything to do with denomination per se. If anything there might be a doctrinal framework that you could class this under one way or another, but since I cannot think of exactly what to label it (and you haven't offered a suggestion either) maybe we should leave the call for a focus to somebody that thinks they know what that would be and why. –  Caleb Apr 1 at 9:04
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It was Peter's faith in Jesus that gave him the ability to walk on water as long as Peter believed that Jesus as the son of God could have him walk on water; he had that ability through his faith, but when he began in his mind to think, 'does Jesus really have that power to make me walk on water?' he began to sink.

Mat 14:30 and 31 KJV

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

one of the things we have to remember is that as long as Satan remains unchained he will use everything at his disposal to interfere with our faith in Christ. Satan can and often does slip things into our minds when we are unsuspecting.

Here are some examples of how Satan works:

1st Chronicles 21:1 KJV

And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

Mark 4:15 KJV

And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Luke 22:3 KJV

Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

Luke 22:31 KJV

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

Acts 5:3 KJV

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

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