Can anyone say that Jesus did not put authority over the other 11 Apstles and all of Christ’s flock into St. Peter’s hands? Can anyone say that Jesus did not want one man with unequaled authority over all the rest of His followers? The reason Protestants are not united is because they lack one leader in unequaled authority. One leader in unequal authority over all other members of a group unites most contries, companies, organizations, clubs and groups in the world. To unite His Church, Jesus put one man St. Peter and his successors in unequaled authority over all the rest of His followers.
How can the Protestants justify the suggestion that the “Holy Spirit” was so weak that Christ’s “true” Church was not seen until fifteen hundred years after Christ’s death? How can they say that fifteen centuries of billions of Catholics growing out from the time of Christ’s death bringing the gospel to the world had nothing to do with the power of the Holy Spirit?
Please visit St. Peter’s chair.
NAB MAT 16:13 Peter the Rock.
When Jesus came to the neighborhood of Ceasarea Philippi, he asked his disciples this question: "Who do people say that the Son of Man is? They replied, “Some say John the Baptizer, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “And you,” he said to them, “who do you say that I am?” “You are the Messiah,” Simon Peter answered, “the Son of the living God!” Jesus replied, “Blest are you, Simon son of John! No mere man has revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. I for my part declare to you, you are ‘Rock’, and on this rock I will build my church, and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it. I will entrust to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you declare bound on earth shall be bound in heaven; whatever you declare loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then He strictly ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
**NAB JOH 21:15 **
When they had eaten their meal, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” At which Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he put his question, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus replied, “Tend my sheep.” A third time Jesus asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because he had asked a third time, “Do you love me?” So he said to him: “Lord, you know everything. You know well that I love you.” Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep."
Peace in Christ,