Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
Matthew16: 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock (Jesus is the rock) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

The key to the Kingdom of heaven is given to each of us as we believe in Jesus Christ.

Also of interest is the fact that the gates of hell are not the aggressor but the defender as they are unable to resist the power of the church.
Jesus gives the keys to Peter in Matt16:19. You is in the singular. The keys are Christian anti-type of the Davidic kingdom. Peter has become the first holder of the keys within the new Davidic kingdom of priests.

JM

JM