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Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Peter was a native of Bethsaida, near Lake Tiberias, the son of John, and worked, like his brother St. Andrew, as a fisherman on Lake Genesareth. Andrew introduced Peter to Jesus, and Christ called Peter to become adisciple. In Luke is recounted the story that Peter caught so large an amount of fish that he fell down before the feet of ... Continue Reading

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  1. believer
    3 years ago

    A lot of sincere "searchers" on the web. Let's pray for those who use this web maliciously. I, for my part will also do it, but especially for J Christian. I may be wrong, but I feel that there are inherent attacks against. Jesus, the Church, and all Christians May God have mercy and bless him.
    Christians need to pray for everyone... not criticize to bring down, or attack for the sake of it. Let us pray!

  2. David In Chicago
    3 years ago

    Blessed be the Apostle who began our Church, taught, lived, and passed on what our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ taught them to lead a full and rich life.

  3. arlene
    3 years ago

    Happy Feast Day St. Peter! You were the rock upon which Jesus built his church. Bless all of us and intercede for us in these trying times we live in. Amen.

  4. Jan Amante
    3 years ago

    happy feast day st.Peter!!! ..

    i just want to as share this LINK to everyone .. .

    tnx .

  5. courtenay
    3 years ago

    i love jesus with all mah hart... jesus lover of mah soul... amen... god is good... all teh time... all teh time... god is good... samoan styles... i love jesus

  6. Carol
    3 years ago

    This website is awesome I need it for my confirmation, but I'm choosing Saint Patrick I don't know why???!!!Thanks anyway this is good

  7. lilly Freeman
    3 years ago

    I have no problem with it. Im doing a paper in St.paul

  8. Mariah
    3 years ago

    Okay at Jim white field He was the first pope. He didn't have the official name "pope" because it was not used yet obviously. A lot of words we use now weren't used back then. All popes are successors of saint Peter.. Who is known as an apostle and the first pope. Duh. Jesus specifically told Peter that he was going to be the leader of the church.. And who is the leader of the church? The Pope.

  9. David
    4 years ago

    okay so byron: what are you trying to say? You spit out a bible verse and you ask a question, but what are you really trying to say? Make a point or dont say anything at all

  10. Bryon Rogers
    4 years ago

    OK folks...I hope this will be posted as another point of view...but y'all call Peter your first pope...but how many of you actually follow what he taught...Acts 2:38 says "Then Peter said unto them 'Repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost'" many of you have been baptised(immersed) in Jesus' name and filled with the Holy Ghost...Or have you only had a sprinkling of water on your forhead as an infant(not in the Bible) using the titles(father,son,and holy spirit)...just a thought...

  11. matt
    4 years ago

    i am going to use saint peter as my saint name for conformation:)

  12. jm whitefield
    4 years ago

    Not only was Peter not the first Pope,there was no Catholic Church for him to be the Pope of. The Catholic Church as we know it today began to take shape as the "Grevious wolves" that are mentioned in scripture, began to arise speaking perverse things and building the false church based on tradition instead of the word of God.
    There may have been a time when Christians referred to the church as Catholic meaning Universal which Gods church was, but todays Catholic Church is a totally
    different animal. By using revisionist history the Catholic church beginning at the time of Constantine and others like Eusebius , reached back in time and adopted whoever they chose into the Catholic fold, starting with Peter and all of the Bishops of Rome from around 100 A.D to around 300 A.D. More than likely the same was done with Patrick of Ireland.You can do a lot with history when you have control over what books are to be burned and which ones will survive. It's kind of like if you looked at the way the American government is today and then looked at the way it was meant to be according to the constitution. It's obvious that there have been some major detours from where it started to where it is now.

  13. Jeremy Mathews
    4 years ago

    @ Therese, Your historical facts are accurate. The term Pope did not come about until Gregory the Great in the late 6th century; however, the rock to which Christ is referring in Matthew 16: 18 is the foundation of the Church, not Peter. Ephesians 2: 19-20 says that the "household of God" or the Church is "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone." The foundation that the prophets laid was the foretelling of the Messiah, the Son of God. The foundation that the apostles laid was that Christ was that Messiah, the Son of God, and it is that proclamation that Peter makes in Matthew 16: 16 that Jesus is "the Christ, the Son of the living God" that is the rock to which Christ refers in verse 18. Peter was of no higher authority than any other apostle and proves that himself in 1 Peter 5: 1-3 when he "exhorts" or encourages the other elders (Peter also was an elder which is another name for bishop) to lead by example and to be "lords over God's heritage" or those entrusted to their guidance. By telling the other bishops not to rule over the flock, Peter himself is denying any leadership or ruling authority. Also, the language he uses in verse 1, "exhort" or encourage; he does not give an apostalic order nor does he order these other bishops as the head of the Church or a head bishop. The Papacy was conceived in the late 3rd through 6th centuries after Constantine began giving certain powers and advantages to Christian "clergy". It was a struggle for power and prestige among certain of that "clergy" rather than a benevolent calling or the passing on of apostalic authority. The apostles alone could pass on their power by the laying on of hands, when the last person an apostle laid hands on died, the power bestowed upon them by the apostles died with them. Christ is "the head over all things to the Church, which is his body" is what Ephesians 1: 22-23 says. No person has authority over the Church, only Christ. I know that the priests, etc. study the Bible to interpret but 2 Timothy 2: 15 says to "study to show thyself approved" or in other words study for yourself. It does not say to just listen to the priest or preacher or minister or antone else, but to study for yourself that you may know that what is being presented to you at your worship service is true and what the Bible teaches.

  14. mikeyp23
    4 years ago

    How did Saint Peter die??????????? I'm doing a saints report

  15. Dean
    4 years ago

    i love john ! this website is like my facebook

  16. louis
    4 years ago

    thnx help a lot on saint research thnx

  17. Veronica
    4 years ago

    i'm wrighting a report on St.Peter does anyone know what his name means and whygiven this name he was

  18. Therese
    4 years ago

    To Jeffrey G Mikres

    No where in the Bible does it specifically say the word "Pope", probably because at that time, the word pope was not used. The term pope was first used around the 3rd century AD as a title for all bishops. It was derived from the child's word for father. It wasn't until the 6th century AD that the term was used for the bishops of Rome who were granted authority through Peter over the rest of the church. Just because a term wasn't used, however, does not take away the power granted to Peter and the popes.

    Jesus did not specifically grant Peter the title pope, for the title is not really what matters. Jesus gave Peter the leadership of His Church on earth when He said, "You are Peter and on this rock I shall build my Church". "Rock" referring to Peter, as His name comes from the Greek petros, or rock. Jesus wanted His Church to be an organized, visible, juristic, and corporate society. As such, it needed a head to guide it and keep it unified/universal or Catholic. Therefore, Jesus granted Peter the authority of being the visible head on earth (which we later termed pope). He gave Peter both magisterial and jurisdictional primacy, meaning that he had power over all else on earth in the subjects of interpreting doctrine and teaching and in running the church body. It is clearly evident in the bible that Peter was given this authority and shown in many passages how Peter was the unquestionable head of the disciples. The popes derive their power from Peter and continue to guide the church as the visible head while Jesus is the supreme invisible head.

  19. RAY
    4 years ago

    cool site, helped alot on saint report

    4 years ago

    i love mw2 and i pray to st. peter before every 1v1 quickscope match and i pwned some noobs THANK YOU ST. PETER

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