by Bill Walker
Who has the Keys to Heaven? What is the way to Heaven? How does one get through the gate of Heaven? Who is the gatekeeper of Heaven? Who started this stuff about St. Peter?
Now get your Bible out and read, and above all, think as you read. Take it slow and easy on the reading, and thinking of what it says. Also, think of what has been poured into your head by some great minds of some church leaders over many years. This is called control of the mass of people, by keeping them not thinking what the Bible really says.
Who started this crap about Peter having the Keys to the gate? Read your Bible. Matthew 16;19. Jesus is talking here. He is saying, “I will give Peter the KEYS.” Was Jesus talking about a key and a locked gate? Does that mean Peter sits at the gate and lets in whom he likes, and keeps out ones he doesn't care for. Is that his job? Read that slow and easy, and think what it says in another place.
The Key to Heaven is not a locked gate, with a person like Peter guarding the gate. The Keys to Heaven is only one; the Son of God, Jesus. Jesus was speaking of himself as the way, the Key to Heaven. He is at this point in time telling Peter that the Key to Heaven is Jesus. He is giving him the way, the one and only way to Heaven. Jesus is the KEY.
If you go back one step, you will find the words about "upon this Rock." Again a point some church people grab onto, saying Peter was/is the power of whom gets into Heaven and who doesn't. I don't think Jesus meant Peter is the rock. Rock is this earth, the church is built on. He wasn't talking about building a church on the moon was he? The earth is where we live. If you will read and think some, Peter weakened a few times. He was flesh and blood just like any of the rest of us. Spirit is real strong at times, flesh is weak a lot of times. And I am told he guards the gate?
Peter and Company are being told to go out and preach, and teach the way to Heaven. They have been given the keys of how to do so. Jesus himself is the way, and only way to Heaven.
John 14;6. Read that slow and easy - where is Peter spoken of there? Jesus says very plain, He, Jesus, is the one and only way to Heaven, there is no other way, nor a person such as Peter.
Peter, Mark, Paul, Luke, John, Mary and anyone else, and all together, cannot push, or pull you or me through the gates of Heaven. It is the blood of the pure Lamb of God, Jesus that will bring you and I through the gates of Heaven. There is nothing else but the BLOOD. Peter and Company, and any from that time on, are the teachers/preachers of the way, not the gatekeepers. Remember one thing Jesus said, and he said it very clear. "I am the WAY, and only WAY." None of the others then, or anyone who lives now, is or was one hundred percent pure. No one is saved but by the Grace of God, and the Blood of his only begotten Son, Jesus. Remember, we all have sinned, sometime, somewhere, someplace. It is written, fracture one of God's laws, and brother, sister, we fractured every last one of them.
© 2005 Bill Walker
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Submitted by your friend and mine, Madeleine