We, like Luther, have some questions we want answered about Roman Catholicism. Who would be better to answer them than the supposed first Pope, founder of the Roman Catholic Church, the Apostle Peter? First was he really the Pope? Not as the Roman Catholic Church represents him. Why?
1. Peter was married and had a wife and mother-in-law (Mark 2, 1 Cor. 9:5)
2. Peter never thought nor taught that the church was built on him (I Pet. 2:4-7) Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone.
Then, what did he teach? Well, let's ask him by way of the New Testament inspired books and see:
An Interview with St. Peter
Peter played a prominent part in the early Church. The book of Acts records several of his early sermons. He authored two books in the Holy Scriptures.
A study of his sayings casts much light on his attitude toward the Church and its teachings.
How would he have answered questions both Catholics and Protestants ask in this ecumenical age? We have written and addressed some, as it were, to St. Peter.
His replies are all taken from his own speeches and writings as we have them in the Holy Scriptures.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...