Was Peter the Rock that the Church was Built?

When Jesus first met with Simon Peter he said;
John 1: 42

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

The real meaning of this word “stone” has created a large misunderstanding and many arguments. We take from Dr. Scofield’s (August 19, 1843 – July 24, 1921 an American theologian) comments in his footnotes: “There is in the Greek, a play upon the words “Thou art Peter (Petros —– literally, “a little rock” or “pebble”) and upon this Rock (Petra) I will build my church. He does not promise to build His church upon Peter, but upon Himself, and Peter himself is careful to tell us” (1 Peter 2:4-9)

4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

Of course it is Jesus who is The Rock! AKA The Foundation!

The apostle Paul said;

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have — Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 3:11)

God Bless

Brian Mason

Great Creation Quotes:

Some quotes I have found both insightful and compelling. Enjoy.

“The reason we accepted Darwinism even without proof, is because we didn’t want God to interfere with our sexual mores.”
Julian Huxley

Darwinism is based on an a priori[prior] commitment to materialism, not on a philosophical neutral assessment of the evidence. Separate the philosophy from the science, and the proud tower collapses.”
Phillip E. Johnson

“The creation – evolution debate is not about religion versus science or the Bible versus science – it’s about good science versus bad science. Likewise, it’s not about faith versus reason – it’s about reasonable faith versus unreasonable faith.”
Norman Geisler

“My high school science teacher once told me that much of Genesis is false. But since my high school teacher did not prove he was God by rising from the dead, I’m going to believe Jesus instead.”
Andy Stanley

“The complexity of the simplest known type of cell is so great that it is impossible to accept that such an object could have been thrown together suddenly by some kind of freakish, vastly improbable event. Such an occurrence would be indistinguishable from a miracle.’
Michael Denton, atheist Microbiologist

“In grammar school they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fairy tale. In the university they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fact!”
Ron Carlson

“Only a rookie who knows nothing about science would say science takes away from faith. If you really study science, it will bring you closer to God.”
James Tour, Nanoscientist

“Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”
Albert Einstein

People almost invariably arrive at their own beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive”
Blaise Pascal

“We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty”
Simon Peter

“Why would the apostles lie?…If they lied, what was their motive, what did they get out of it? What they got out of it was misunderstanding, rejection, persecution, torture, and martyrdom. Hardly a list of perks!”
Peter Kreeft

Skeptics must provide more than alternative theories to the resurrection; they must provide first-century evidence for those theories.”
Gary Habermas

God Bless
Brian Mason