Saint Peter the Apostle, original name Simeon, or Simon (died AD 64, Rome), disciple of Jesus Christ, recognized in the early church as the leader of the disciples and the Roman Catholic Church as the first of its unbroken succession of popes. Peter a fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of his ministry. He received from Jesus an Aramaic appellation Cephas which means “Rock.” This was translated into Greek as Petros (from the Greek Petra, “rock”) and became a Latin Petrus and the English Peter. Jesus told Peter he was the Rock upon whom the Christian Church would be built. Throughout the public life of Jesus, Peter is represented in the Gospel as the Spokesman and principal member of Jesus’ followers. He is the first named in the entire list given of these followers and was present with a privilege at few special occasions, example, the daughter of Jairus brought back to life by Jesus. He was also the first to see Jesus after his resurrection from the dead.
Saint Peter was born in Bethsaida Gaulanitis, Syria Roman Empire at around 1 AD. Peter’s feast day is on the twenty ninth of June. Bethsaida Gaulanitis was near where the Jordan River enters the Sea of Gennesaret. This place was abandoned at around 65 AD. Peter’s original name appointed to him by his parents was Simon, it became Peter when Jesus changed his name. His father’s name was Jonah. Jonah was a physically strong individual, hence he became a fisherman. Peter deeply followed in his father’s footsteps. His mother’s name was Perpetua. Not much is known about her. Peter also had a brother named, Andrew. Andrew was another one of Jesus’s twelve disciples. Peter did not go to school, he was just taught by his father in the trade of fishing
Therefore, Peter flees town due to all the threats; whereupon, Jesus then appears to him and gives the impression He wants Peter to return. Specifically, the importance of Jesus appearance to Peter is crucial; since due to Jesus, the crucifixion of Peter takes place. Plausibly, with Jesus acknowledgement, Peter is put to death for his belief in celibacy. This startling occurrence is mind-boggling and dramatic! Jesus noticeably inspires Peter to die for this belief; for indeed, Peter goes back to Rome ‘rejoicing,’ and then is crucified. In the end, there is no adequate reason why Peter would go through the dreadful act of crucifixion, for the extreme idea of total chastity/celibacy; unless this teaching came directly from Jesus that taught Peter the real significance of
Peter is introduced as one of the first followers of Jesus in both Matthew 4:18 and Mark 1:16. Both passages seem to describe Jesus’ discussion verbatim. Peter, also known as Simon, was with his brother and spoke with Jesus. Jesus simply told them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for the people” (Matthew 4.19, Mark 1.17). Peter and his brother merely replied, “And immediately they left their nets and followed him” (4.20, 1.18). Peter and his brother were fishermen, which could cause them to either be prosperous or not. This passage portrays Peter and his brother as extremely dedicated to their Lord from the beginning because each of them abandons
Peter Kurten was born in Germany in 1883 to a particularly large family that was tormented by a sick and twisted father. With 12 other siblings living only in one room, Peters father was a brutal alcoholic who scarred his children for life in unimaginable ways. Peters father would have them watch as he made his wife strip and engage in sexual intercourse forcing peter and his siblings to watch. Peters father also attempted to rape his own daughters and went to jail for it. Learning from his father, Peter also started to molest his sisters.
While both books of Mark and Matthew portray Peter as one of the most important followers of Jesus, Mark seems to emphasize Jesus' spiritual career unlike the broad, more in-depth pursuit of Jesus' life that Matthew embellishes on. As both Jesus' student and friend, Peter is the one disciple most commonly referred to in the stories. Yet the two passages seem to draw different pictures of Jesus' distinguished disciple. In Matthew, Peter seems to play a larger role in Jesus' teachings and seems more significant to Jesus throughout the book. In Mark, he is still important, but to a lesser extent in the eyes of the author. Mark leaves Peter out of a few of the stories altogether and only touches
These passages shed light on the way people perceived Jesus during his time. Some said that he was John the Baptist, Elijah, and Jeremiah or one of the prophets. However, the most important part of the passage is Peter’s identification of the Jesus as Christ. Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say I am?’ Peter answers by proclaiming Jesus to be the longed-for-Messiah of Israel: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The response of Peter is a great profession of faith. Peter is able to make this affirmation about Jesus’ identity because God has enabled him to recognize Jesus as “the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus praises Peter saying, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…” (Mt: 16:17-19). Yet in the very next passage of the Gospel, Peter wavers and Jesus calls him “Satan”. Why? Because Jesus had gone on to reveal that he was to be a suffering messiah, put to death for the salvation of his people. And Peter was not prepared for this. Peter loved Jesus and firmly believed him to be the Christ, but a Christ conformed to his own ideas, expectations and attachments. How strange – and
Peter was a humble fisherman, but he was also stubborn, impetuous, imperfect, and afraid. Peter’s real humanness and the fact that he had imperfections is the reason why he is included in Sacred Scripture. Peter’s stories contain little conversions that amounted to his one complete metanoia. One of these stories is when Jesus walks on the water; another story is when Jesus asks Peter if he loves him three times. Both of these stories aid in Peter's’ true conversion. In the story of Jesus walking on water, Jesus has the disciples get into a boat and go ahead of him to the other side, and later he goes to pray on a mountainside. When he returns to the lake he sees that the boat is far away from land because of the waves and
The question starts in chapter 11. Peter encounters an astonishing disclosure that God is putting forth "the repentance that leads to life” (Acts 11:18) to Gentiles without obliging them to become Jews first. Be that as it may, when he goes to Jerusalem in the company of some uncircumcised (Gentile) men, some of the Christians there whine that he is abusing Jewish law (Acts 11:1-2).
Both Peter and Paul had many simmilarities and difference on how they were called to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Peter and Paul's slight difference made an impact on the roles they played in Catholisism. For instance, regarding the positions they were given, when Jesus approached Peter he asked him to be the herder to the flock of sheep. In a less metaphorical way, the leader of the God's people. Unlike Peter, Paul was called to focus on spreading the Word of the Lord and the good news of the Kingdom of God. Another slight difference is that Peter was one of the original disciples and nonetheless always tried to have faith in Jesus. Differently, Paul was a persecuter of Christians and only learned to have faith in Jesus when being blinded
The Lord knows our hearts, just like Jesus knew Peter's. Peter cared deeply for Jesus...Jesus gave him the name Peter, meaning "rock," because the Christian church would largely be influenced and built by his work in the ministry. Yet, Peter still felt the need to put that mask on...to be someone he wasn't, or at least, wasn't yet.
A martyr is a person that defends a principle, even though it means giving up everything that is important to that person (Webster 236). Some martyr's are put in jail for standing up for Jesus Christ or God. Most martyrs are killed because of their beliefs. Martyrs are the strange ones who
One more thing, like Peter, he was so humble when facing the Jesus. Though as a gentile, he has no much knowledge about Jewish religion, he’s faith is simple but firm.
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" 14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.