Comparison with Peter’s denial Now, in response to Jesus ‘ questioning, Peter affirms his love for Jesus three times .
Calling curses down upon himself, Peter vehemently denied that he knew Jesus . At that moment a rooster crowed. When he heard it, Peter went out and wept bitterly. Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time , “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Our friend Peter would , of course, have none of it. “This very night, before the rooster crows up the dawn, you will deny me three times.” (Matthew 26: 34 MSG) But Peter upped the ante: “Even if I had to die with you, I would never deny you.” (Matthew 26:35 MSG) He wasn’t the only one that said that actually.
St. Peter the Apostle, original name Simeon or Simon , (died 64 ce, Rome [Italy]), disciple of Jesus Christ, recognized in the early Christian church as the leader of the 12 disciples and by the Roman Catholic Church as the first of its unbroken succession of popes.
One eternal or unforgivable sin ( blasphemy against the Holy Spirit) is specified in several passages of the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28–29, Matthew 12:31–32, and Luke 12:10.
Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered , “This very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.
John 19:2-3 says “And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. The color Purple was that of royalty. They came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’
Once one of Jesus’s most trusted disciples, Judas became the poster child for treachery and cowardice. From the moment he plants a kiss on Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas Iscariot sealed his own fate: to be remembered as history’s most famous traitor.
After they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter , “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.” Peter had denied Jesus and didn’t get a chance to make amends before Jesus was killed.
If blasphemy is actually a form of denial (which I think it is), it would have to be against the Holy Spirit, not against Jesus Christ. So in light of these four truths, denying Christ cannot be the unforgivable sin. If you have denied Christ, you are forgiven!
When Jesus was washing his disciple’s feet, Peter said, “No! You shall never wash my feet!” Then Jesus said, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
According to Origen (184–253) and Eusebius, Peter ” after having first founded the church at Antioch, went away to Rome preaching the Gospel, and he also, after [presiding over] the church in Antioch, presided over that of Rome until his death “.
Their position is that most of the early and medieval Church interpreted the ‘ rock ‘ as being a reference either to Christ or to Peter’s faith, not Peter himself. They understand Jesus ‘ remark to have been his affirmation of Peter’s testimony that Jesus was the Son of God.
Like most of the other apostles, Simon the Zealot deserted Jesus during his trial and crucifixion.
He is the chief cornerstone upon which the church is built. He foreknew that Simon would receive revelation of the truth, and so he named him after that Cephas or Stone/Rock.