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Matthew 16:17-18; Mark 8:27; Matthew 8:29; Matthew 9:27; Matthew 15:22; Matthew 14:33; Matthew 18:17; Mark 13:30; Matthew 16:28; Matthew 24:43; Matthew 24:27; Luke 22:31-32; Matthew 11:27; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 7:24; Ephesians 2:20ff; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20; Matthew 16:15; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:4-9; Matthew 21:42; Acts 8:22; Acts 10:25; Acts 10:47; Acts 8:14; Acts 1:15ff; 1 Peter 5:1; 2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 3:2; 2 Corinthians 2:10; Matthew 18:18; Psalm 118:22-23;
TU ES PETRUS ET SUPER HANC PETRAM AEDIFICABO ECCLESIAM MEAM," Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church". These words, written in gigantic letters of gold, appear around the beautiful dome of St. Peters in Rome which the genius of Michelangelo erected above the dust of a Galilaean fisherman. As the Church of St. Peter in Rome, the grandest and most eminent basilica in the world, triumphantly rises above the grave of this Galilaean fisherman, just so does the ecclesiastical system of Roman Catholicism find its foundation upon the confession of this Apostle and upon the special priviledges which he received from his Master because of his recognition of the man Jesus as '"the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Probably no other phrase has had so great an influence upon human history, both ecclesiastical and secular alike ( for we cannot study the one apart from the other), as these words spoken by Christ to Peter in Caesarea Philippi, probably in view of that abrupt rockwall on the top of which lay the ruins of an ancient castle. This scene may have supplied the material suggestion for Christ's words “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". As the Church of St. Peter in Rome, the grandest and most eminent basilica in the world, triumphantly rises above the grave of this Galilaean fisherman, . .1ust so does the eccles i astical system
Janetzke, Reinold Waldemar, "Thou Art Peter" (1931). Bachelor of Divinity. 747.
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