WAS PETER THE FIRST POPE? – The Truth of Matthew 16 Revealed

Oh yes, Peter was made pope and the cow jumped over the moon and he even divorced his wife so he could be celibate for the job as well and, then, the little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon! LOL

I wonder if ‘Pope Peter’ wore all those fancy robes? Did he wear one of those Philistine, Priest of Dagon, fish hats? I wonder if he sold Eternal Life and opened a Swiss bank account to keep all the evil profits from his highly dubious and thereby satanic religious activities? (See link No.s 1 and 2 below) I wonder, too, if he planned the Apostolic Succession – whatever that is? LOL. One thing is for sure, there’s no mention of it in The Holy Scriptures.

Matthew chapter 16, and all that blasphemous ‘Peter the pope’ nonsense, revealed for what it is – total, satanic, Roman Catholic, lying Cainite, religious humbug and hog-wash.

Let’s now get to The Truth and look at how Matthew 16 opens:

Matthew 16:1 (MCV) The Pharisee Jews also with the Sadducee Jews came, and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from heaven.

Straight away we have the Canaanite Jews of the Cainite-Judeo Religion (religious Judaising dogs) and assorted legalists, that is, ‘i’ dotters and ‘t’ crossers or gnat strainers, tempting Yashua Messiah and asking Him for a sign. This means they were asking for few a conjuring tricks or a little mystical magic, for they loved all that sorcery stuff, and still do!

Matthew 16:2-4 (MCV) He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Yashua Messiah begins to rebuke them and by verse 4 He has confronted them with their satanic worldliness and lack of Spiritual understanding. They can tell what the weather will be like, like any man can, and yet they were ignorant of the times they were living in, that is, the time of Yashua Messiah, the Saviour, as prophesied in The Holy Scriptures by Daniel and others, which they were supposed to be an authority on. See any parallels with today, folks? I do hope so, for your Spiritual welfare depends upon it!

Matthew 16:5-6 (MCV) And when His Learners were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisee Jews and of the Sadducee Jews.

Here we can see that the Learners (disciples) have forgotten to bring bread and in verse six Yashua Messiah warns His Learners about the leaven (the sinful teaching of legalistic, flesh based, commandment keeping, blasphemers) of the Pharisee Jews and Sadducee Jews – the men of The Cainite-Judeo Religion.

Please note, we need to be aware, too, that this ‘leaven’ or puffed up vain arrogant attitude has never gone away, it is still with us today, taught by the men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion today (21st century Pharisees) with their non-gospel of salvation by religious observances and/or salvation by works/process/progress. We also need to understand that nothing has changed in nearly 2,000 years. Religion is religion, is religion, whether Judaic, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant or Islamic – it’s all the same and it’s all meaningless, vain, hu-man made nonsense. You need to know, too, that in the eyes of the Father and the Son, it has no value – it’s worthless dross and useless muck because there is no salvation in it.

Matthew 16:7 (MCV) And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

The Learners in their slowness to learn or in their thinking as fleshy men, instead of thinking as Spiritual Learners, believe Yashua Messiah is referring to the bread they have forgotten to bring.

Matthew 16:8 (MCV) Which when Jesus perceived, He said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

Yashua Messiah is very quick to make use of knowing their thoughts and rebukes them for their slowness in learning and behaving just like the Pharisees with their carnal focus and fleshy agenda, that is, worrying about the trivial physical things of this life. OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH!” says Yashua Messiah and He now turns this episode into a full blown lesson in faith. FAITH now becomes the subject and thrust of this chapter and nothing else. We must take on board, at this crucial point in the narrative, that this chapter is not about people or any particular individual; it’s only about Spirituality and the hoped for growth in Faith of ALL the Learners.

Matthew 16:9 (KJV) Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

Moving on, Yashua Messiah asks: Have you forgotten my miracles already?

Matthew 16:11-12 (MCV) How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisee Jews and of the Sadducee Jews? 12 Then understood they how that He bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisee Jews and of the Sadducee Jews.

Yashua Messiah explains again and they finally understand.

As I have already made clear and hope you understand too, that the spirit of the creatures of The Cainite-Judeo Religion (Pharisee Jews and Sadducee Jews) is still with us in this world today, only it is now called the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion.

Nearly all so-called Christian churches and denominations (demon-inations) are led by 21st century Pharisees and if you are a born of God (born again) son or daughter of God you need to separate yourselves from these people as soon as possible, for they will only lead you astray and separate you from your Saviour, Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ).

Matthew 16:13 (MCV) When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked His Learners, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?

The chapter now moves on, geographically, to Caesarea Philippi and the theme of Faith is resumed and emphasised as Yashua Messiah questions His Learners (disciples), asking them:

“Whom do people think I, the Son of man, am?”

Yashua Messiah is asking them this question to see if anyone out there amongst the lost, apart from the Learners present, has Faith, as it would take great Faith, in a lost and unsaved world, to verbalise and confess that Yashua Messiah is The Messiah, that is, God come in the flesh.

Matthew 16:14 (MCV) And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

The Learners tell Yashua Messiah what the people say. Then comes the big question – the biggest and most important question ever asked of a group of men:

Matthew 16:15 (KJV) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

“But whom say ye that I am?” Yashua Messiah, here, is testing their belief and their Faith, directly.

Matthew 16:16 (KJV) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Peter then answers with a Spiritual nuke! Make no mistake; his reply to this question is as significant as the creation of Adam and Eve. We must never underestimate this moment in mankind’s history. This is the first man to have ever received a direct communication from the Father, and then to use that Holy Spiritual information in his response to Yashua Messiah’s question.

Matthew 16:17 (KJV) And Jesus answered and said unto Him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

And to confirm it, Yashua Messiah tells Peter just how blessed he is to be the recipient of this first Fatherly communication:

This, dear readers, is the pivotal verse of this chapter, not the verse that follows it. This verse tells us exactly what is going on here and it shows us that Peter has been singled out by The Father to be the man to impart this awesome information. Let’s be clear, too, this information could have been given to any of the other Learners there present if The Father had so desired.

OK, Yashua Messiah then utters, what many in the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion thinks is, a controversial statement, but it is not controversial at all, it’s just another example of a contaminated translation in English Bibles. Contaminated by the same men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion I mentioned above who translated the New Testament from the Greek into English in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Matthew 16:18 (MCV) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Then again copied from original Greek Transliteral MSS:

Matthew 16:18 (Greek Transliteral) And I yet (also) to you am saying that you are Peter and on this the rock I shall be building of me the out called (ecclesia) and gates of unperceived not shall be down stronging (shall be prevailing) of her. (Emphasis mine)

Now notice the crucial megga word ‘the’ and then ‘rock’. Have you noticed, too, that Yashua Messiah doesn’t say ‘thou’ ‘thee’ or ‘you?’ Yashua Messiah does not say “now Peter, upon you am I now going to build my church”.

So what or who is this ‘rock’ that Yashua Messiah is talking about here, for it certainly isn’t Peter? and what are the real issues here? Easy, it was: 1) Peter = Cephas = pebble or stone, not a rock. 2) It was Peter’s statement of Faith and belief in Yashua Messiah, given to Peter by The Father, via the Holy Spirit. That is why the word this’ is accompanied by the wordthe and is used here in this context. Notice the word ‘the’ is missing from the KJV rendering making it look like Peter is The Rock when it’s saying nothing of the sort. Not only that but it is definitely referring to something intangible, that is, the Faith in action here, not something tangible, that is, Peter.

Now to support this, notice how the Greek rendition explains how the Church will be built of Yashua Messiah, for He says so quite clearly: “I shall be building OF ME the out called or the ecclesia – the assemblies” not of Peter. Yashua Messiah is stating clearly and unambiguously that His Assemblies, the Assemblies or Congregations of God, will be built upon Him and through Faith in Him and upon nothing and one else. You need to get this basic TRUTH through your heads folks, if you are of those who believe the lies of the Roman Catholic money making cult with their Peter the Pope nonsense.

OK that’s crucial part of Matthew 16 straightened out, but that’s not all, for there is more and we now move on to yet more corruptions of the Holy Word of God in this chapter:

Matthew 16:19 (KJV) And I will give unto thee the keys of The Kingdom of God (Heaven) : and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Brackets mine)

Now what are these ‘keys’ of the Kingdom of God? which, according to the Roman Catholic Cult, were supposedly given to Peter and to Peter alone.

First, we need to realise that the ‘keys’ are symbolic, not literal. They are representative of a Spiritual dimension, but what Spiritual dimension? Quite simply, the ‘keys’ are a representation of the Holy Spirit fed Gospel message, for it’s only through the gift of The Holy Spirit to enable the hearing of that Spiritual Message, through the Hearing of Faith, that a man or woman can be called by The Father to His Son and saved:

Romans 10:17 (KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by The Word of God.

Gal 3:2 (KJV) This only would I learn of you, Received ye The Spirit by the works of The Law, or by The Hearing of Faith?

The other ‘keys’ that follow are repentance, Baptism, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the free gifts of Faith and Grace so that a son or daughter can then believe and continue believing or continue believing and have lasting faith in Yashua Messiah. These are the keys to The Kingdom of God. These ‘keys’ are those which Peter and all the other Learners (disciples) would receive after Yashua Messiah’s death, resurrection and ascension.

We must understand this is not a special gift to Peter alone and to believe that it is, is pure mythical fantasy or Roman Catholic Cult gobbledegook. All those who would teach in the future, including all the other Messengers (Apostles), would have these gifts; these abilities, with God’s power, to bring people to Yashua Messiah – The Keys of The Kingdom – those people The Father was/is calling to His Son, which brings us to the next part of verse 19 which I will recopy here:

Verse 19, second part: And whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Now here is another evil corruption of the Holy Scriptures. The second part of this verse as written in the Greek MSS has the opposite meaning to what is written in the KJV, and I quote:

Matthew 16:19 (Greek Transliteral) second part: And which if ever you should be binding on the land (earth), shall be, having been bound in the heavens.

So here is a revelation; whatever Peter binds on earth will have already been bound in heaven, first. He, like all of us born of God (born again) sons of God, will be harvesting the unsaved, binding in the Spirit those whom The Father has predestined, that is, those called and chosen. Peter is definitely not being given any special authority, or any special position or dispensation. Yashua Messiah is the overseer of His Church at all times.

In turn, we can see who would be behind this corruption of the Holy Scriptures. Who would gain by such a snake in the grass contamination of God’s Holy Word? Easy, the Roman Catholic Cult, a counterfeit church, that has only the myth of Peter being the first pope upon which to base its sandy foundation. Make no mistake folks, without this fantastical mythical mickey mouse idea of Peter being a pope, Rome is just a pathetic house-of-cards and the Peter the pope card is right at the bottom of this feeble structure. Pull it out and whole rotten corrupt edifice just collapses.

The same corruption applies to the next part of that verse:

From the Greek Transliteral once more: and whatever you loose on the earth shall be, having been loosed in the heavens.

These were direct instructions from Yashua Messiah to not just Peter but, all the Learners (disciples) there present. ‘Loosening‘ here means “freeing from The Law”, and this is the lesson Peter had to learn regarding the dietary laws later on. Peter was rebuked by Paul over this mistake.

Now if Peter was a pope and/or king bee of The Assemblies of God, how come he had to take a ticking-off from Paul, who didn’t mince his words? If Peter had been head of The Assemblies of God, there is no way he would have taken such a severe reprimand and admonishment from someone of a lower order. This, again, is yet more evidence that Peter had no authority over his fellows as pope.

Moreover, Roman Catholics, in order to defend their deceptions and nonsense about Peter being the first Pope, will site the fact that Peter is now known a Cephas for the first time. Cephas is Aramaic for Peter and Peter was known as Peter or Cephas right at the beginning:

Matthew 4:18 (KJV) And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter (petros = pebble NOT petra = rock), and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. (Brackets mine)

Right at the beginning of his calling when he began to follow Yashua Messiah he was already known as Peter or Cephas the pebble – Simon being his first name. There is, therefore, no significance in Yashua Messiah mentioning his name in Matthew 16 other than to emphasise that he was the first man to identify his Master as The Messiah via a direct message from The Father. It is pure make believe to suggest that Peter was specially chosen above his peers, especially when it was John whom Yashua Messiah loved more:

John 21:7 (KJV) Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter….

Here is another question: If Peter was made pope why is it not mentioned in the Holy Scriptures? Let’s face it, such an event would have involved great celebrations and grand announcements across the Roman world, but what do we get, nothing, not so much as a whimper about it, and why? Why, because it never took place?

Here, though, we now enter into a bit of a mystery, for there was someone in Rome who did head up and start the Roman Catholic money making cult, but his name certainly wasn’t Simon Barjona. Interestingly enough, his name was Simon – Simon Magus the sorcerer whom I mention my other articles.

As a penultimate point, if you are, or were, the least bit unsure of whom The Rock is (for there can only be one Rock) read it here:

1 Corinthians 10:4: (KJV) And did all drink the same Spiritual drink: for they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

And here:

Deuteronomy 32:3-4 (KJV) Because I will publish the name of The LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 4 He is The Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of Truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.

And here:

Daniel 2:34 (KJV) Thou sawest till that a Stone (A Rock) was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Peter was never The Rock, for only Yashua Messiah can be that Rock – no ordinary man is capable of being The Rock and to suggest it, is an evil satanic blasphemous lie.

Finally we have this other ridiculous claim of the Roman Cult that Peter was also known as a Bishop of Rome, when it was Paul who was appointed as the Messenger (Apostle) to Rome, not Peter. It is alleged that Peter only visited Rome twice, once to admonish Simon Magus for his blasphemies and the second time for his death.

In Yashua Messiah’s Holy name

Messenger Charles

1. The Vile Satanic Curse Of Religion: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/2021/10/20/the-vile-satanic-curse-of-religion/

2. The Counterfeit Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion: https://isthefathercallingyoutohisson.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/the-cainite-judeo-christian-religion/

5 thoughts on “WAS PETER THE FIRST POPE? – The Truth of Matthew 16 Revealed

  1. Thanks for this!! Great job on the whole binding and loosing misunderstanding. Where I’m from that took on a whole different 360 degree meaning.

    • Yes, so many things have been corrupted in the KJV Bible in order to serve other agendas – religious agendas and not Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) = The Truth.

      Thank you for your positive comments.

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