Simon/Peter / Simon Peter , supposedly best friends with Jesus and haver of not just two first names but two boring first names. If your name is Simon and you want a different one, aim a little higher than Peter.
In these accounts, Jesus and three of his apostles, Peter, James, and John, go to a mountain (the Mount of Transfiguration) to pray.
Peter was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus . Roman Catholic tradition holds that Jesus established St. Peter as the first pope (Matthew 16:18). Jesus also gave him “the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 16:19), which is why he is often depicted at the gates of heaven in art and popular culture.
The pre-existence of Christ asserts the existence of Christ before his incarnation as Jesus . One of the relevant Bible passages is John 1:1–18 where, in the Trinitarian interpretation, Christ is identified with a pre-existent divine hypostasis (substantive reality) called the Logos or Word.
The passage adds: “The twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary , called Magdalene , from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna, the wife of Chuza , the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others.
“Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends , even though they are strangers to you.” The Message: Jesus calls us all to welcome strangers and treat them as friends . “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.”
Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife.
They want you to know that, buried beneath centuries of misinformation and conspiracy, Jesus had a secret wife , named Mary Magdalene, and he fathered two children with her. And they want you to know that their book on the matter, named the “Lost Gospel,” is on sale soon for $21.74.
Full Cessationists believe that all miracles have ceased, along with any miraculous gifts. Classical Cessationists assert that the miraculous gifts such as prophecy, healing and speaking in tongues ceased with the apostles . However, they do believe that God occasionally works in supernatural ways today.
Following his resurrection, Jesus took special care to rehabilitate Peter and assure him he was forgiven . At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the apostles. Peter was so overcome that he began to preach to the crowd.
With the Keys of St. Peter , often one key is gold and the other silver. The first represents the power to bind and loose in heaven , spiritual authority, while the second represents the power to bind and loose on earth, temporal authority. Jesus gave Peter “the keys of the kingdom of heaven ,” not the keys to heaven .
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, citing a reference to “an archangel’s voice” at 1 Thessalonians 4:16, also believe that “Michael” is another name for Jesus in heaven. They believe Jesus is an archangel in the true sense of the word—the highest spiritual creature.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.