Skip to main content
18 votes

What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

This view is based primarily on Matthew 16:18–19, in which Jesus says: And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
13 votes

What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

The idea of Peter at the gates of heaven with the keys has a long history that is sourced to the bible. Of course, as things go, sourcing alone and understanding the source may be two different ...
SLM's user avatar
  • 13.9k
12 votes

Who do Trinitarians believe is the Apostle Peter's God?

Peter's belief about who God is VS Him addressing one person that is God Obviously with the verses you have cited, Peter is addressing the Father, one person that is truly God, does this mean that ...
Isha's user avatar
  • 166
10 votes

Was Peter ever in Rome?

Biblical The only Biblical information we have that Peter might have been in Rome is the cryptic reference in 1 Peter 5:13, "She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, ...
Dottard's user avatar
  • 892
9 votes

Wasn't Peter just trying to avoid getting caught when he denied Jesus three times?

Reading related passages helps to understand Scripture; the sin was pride. Peter's denying Jesus is set up by something that happened previous to that infamous denial during Jesus' night time ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
9 votes

Why does Paul call Peter "Cephas" in his writings?

Πέτρος (Petros) is simply Greek (naturally, because the New Testament was written in Greek) for the name Jesus actually gave him in Aramaic: כיפא (Kefa—Rock). In Greek, Kepha is transliterated (not ...
Sola Gratia's user avatar
  • 8,370
5 votes

How far was Peter from Jesus when he denied him?

Proximity (Luk 22:54) Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. This is the question. He followed, from some distance. (Luk ...
Abstraction is everything.'s user avatar
5 votes

Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

The first part of this answer comes from Calvin's Commentaries on 2 Peter 1:1-4. Before we can address verse 4 we need to deal with the first three verses to put everything into context: Simon ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32k
5 votes
Accepted

According to Catholicism, does Matthew 16:18 justify that the Catholic Church is the one true church?

The section "Of the Institution of the Apostolic Primacy in blessed Peter" of the First Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ (Pastor Æternus) quotes Matthew 16:18 and ...
Geremia's user avatar
  • 39.8k
5 votes

Who do Trinitarians believe is Paul's God?

Paul's God is the God of the OT Trinitarians of all stripes (Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox) will interpret the "God" mentioned in all the books of the New Testament to refer to ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
4 votes

Promises of God that help us partake in His divine nature

Colossians 1:24-27: 24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of ...
Paul Chernoch's user avatar
4 votes

Wasn't Peter just trying to avoid getting caught when he denied Jesus three times?

One might argue that a "two-fold" sin occurred; one of pride (Peter's boasting) and one of fear (failure to trust God). John was present at the chief priest's house and did not deny his discipleship, ...
Greek2Me's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

What is the age at which Peter the Apostle died?

The Catholic Church does not know with any exactitude the real timeline of the Apostle Peter. So much of this question is simply based on tradition. For the most part, it is believed that the Apostle ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
4 votes

Was James the early church leader?

It depends who you ask. If you ask the Catholics, the 2010 catholic.com article Was James the Real Leader of the Early Church? makes the case that despite Acts 15 appearance that James was the leader,...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
4 votes

What Tradition is Paul referring to when he admonishes us to "hold the traditions which ye have been taught"?

For one, we could imagine that any teachings in New Testament books written after Thessalonians 2 would have contained teachings in Paul's mind when He wrote this passage. Beyond that, Paul and the ...
jaredad7's user avatar
  • 3,736
3 votes

Why did Ananias die?

This story is a reminder "God isn't mocked" (Galatians 6:7) and sin is sin. The problem isn't that they hold money for themselves, that would have been ok. Instead, their attempt to make themselves ...
Tiago Peres's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

What is the evidence that the bones found under St. Peter's Basilica are actually St. Peter's bones?

TWhat is the evidence that the bones found under St. Peter's Basilica are actually St. Peter's bones? The bones of St. Peter show the following points of interest: discovered in a marble-lined ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
3 votes

Why did St. Peter propose to make different tents at the time of Christ's Transfiguration? (Catholic perspective)

The Catena Aurea says of the tabernacles in this passage: Origenes: Hereupon follows what the warm Peter spake, "Peter answered and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here." ...
Wtrmute's user avatar
  • 2,795
3 votes

Could there have been a different translation for Matthew 14:28? (Catholic perspective)

This is not a Catholic-specific question; however, the translation (which appears in the ESV) accurately represents the Greek: εἰ σὺ εἶ (“if it is you”). (See the corresponding entry in the Liddell &...
AthanasiusOfAlex's user avatar
3 votes

Why is the Last Place on Earth St. Peter Founded the Seat of his Authority?

The question is about the logical basis for the argument that the last place St Peter resided at should retain his authority as Pope. When Peter left Antioch he did not confer his papal authority on ...
davidlol's user avatar
  • 7,902
3 votes

Did Paul recognize Peter as the earthly leader of the Church?

Galatians chapter 1 is a declaration supporting the authenticity of Paul as a servant of Christ (verse 10) sent by God to preach Christ to the Gentiles (verse 16). Three years after Paul’s dramatic ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32k
3 votes

Was Peter poor and uneducated before he met Jesus?

Was Peter poor and uneducated before he met Jesus? Historical facts seem to be lacking in order to make a reasonable conclusion whether St. Peter was in fact poor or not and how well educated he was. ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
3 votes

Was Peter poor and uneducated before he met Jesus?

In Acts 4, we have the (biased) opinion of the Sanhedrin: 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took ...
Paul Chernoch's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

How do Catholic Proponents of Priestly Celibacy Interpret Peter having a wife?

How do Catholic proponents of priestly celibacy interpret Peter having a wife? This poses no problems for the Church. The Church has always maintained that St. Peter was married. Celibacy is not ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
3 votes

What Tradition is Paul referring to when he admonishes us to "hold the traditions which ye have been taught"?

To require a proof text for the authority of the Church is to beg the question against that authority. Those who believe authority rests with the Church believe Scripture because of the Church's ...
qxn's user avatar
  • 504
3 votes

Why has the name of Peter not been adopted by any other Pope after St. Peter?

Why has the name of Peter not been adopted by any other Pope after St. Peter? There is no rule in the Church forbidding it. A future pope could take the name of Peter. In the Prophecy of the Popes ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
2 votes

When was the festival of the see of Peter in the 6th Century?

When was the festival of the See of Peter in the 6th Century? It would seem that the festival in question would be the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. But the date of this feast was January 18 and ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k
2 votes

Was Peter ever in Rome?

"Was St. Peter a bishop of Rome?" This question will remain a bone of contention between those who believe he was and those who do not believe, as well as to what evidence one is willing to accept on ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 72.7k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible