“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
King James Version (KJV)
c smith's comment on 2015-02-03 09:48:20:
a lot has been lost in translations of the bible and i believe matthew 16:16 is an example of one of the cases for misinterpretations. according to the wyncliffe bible, which was the first to be translated into english by john wyncliffe in 1382 and i believe is most likely one of the closest to the real interpretations of the original writings, he does not put the word "living " before god, but AFTER god...which changes the whole meaning....it would mean that simon peter believed jesus was the christ and the son of god, living, or the son of god who came to earth to live and NOT the son of the living god. also, in Matthew 16:17 jesus says that his father is in the heavens....and he does not say his father is living on earth. please refer to matthew 16 in the wyncliff bible please omit the parenthesis that have been added to try to aide in the interpretations, but only serves to contaminate the content with another 's interpretations, and taking it yet further from the original content.
Pastor C. Elebee's comment on 2014-04-19 03:01:11:
Many church goers do not embrace the fact that we have authority to proclaim that the power we possess comes from the risen Savior Jesus the Christ. We are to construct our daily sojourn on fact and not just idol words, but words that have accent on eternity. Government would have us to think that separation of church and state is to divide, and show or reveal that our authority or power to build is in the hands of those that fail to acknowledge Jesus as the first source to seek above all.
Phil's comment on 2011-06-16 02:12:55:
Matthew 16:16 is a revelation of 'Jesus as the Christ'. This revealed Jesus as the highest authority both in Heaven and on Earth;after this revelation, Jesus pronounced the believers' authority; the foundation upon which we stand as believers and upon which the Church is built.Indeed, 'Jesus is the Christ', the Lord of all.