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    Fulfilled prophecy- I will build my church

    "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." (Mt. 16:18)

    “There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians, scorned or oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials with a fierce tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated chaos, fighting the sword with the word, brutality with hope, and at last defeating the strongest state that history has known. Caesar and Christ had met in the arena, and Christ had won.” – Will Durant, in The Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ

    And 2000 years later, his church is still around, and being built.

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    "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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    And, overnight, every Pastor in America became a televangelist!
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Peter was not the rock that Jesus was referring to, it was his statement about who Christ is.

    V. 16-17

    16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.


    Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_merrill View Post
    And 2000 years later, his church is still around, and being built.
    Buddhism's been around longer, and it's flourishing just as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And, overnight, every Pastor in America became a televangelist!
    The good news goes on, by radio waves or by sound waves!

    Blessings,
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    "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Peter was not the rock that Jesus was referring to, it was his statement about who Christ is.

    V. 16-17

    16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
    That's fine, I was wanting to focus on "I will build my church..."

    Blessings,
    Lee
    "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

  9. Amen mossrose, Cow Poke amen'd this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Buddhism's been around longer, and it's flourishing just as much.
    And is there a prophecy about Buddhism prospering? There is in fact a prophecy about other religions failing:

    “Tell them this: ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’ ” (Jer. 10:11)

    Blessings,
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    "What I pray of you is, to keep your eye upon Him, for that is everything. Do you say, 'How am I to keep my eye on Him?' I reply, keep your eye off everything else, and you will soon see Him. All depends on the eye of faith being kept on Him. How simple it is!" (J.B. Stoney)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_merrill View Post
    And is there a prophecy about Buddhism prospering?
    If you were interested in knowing whether biblical prophecy is effective or not, you'd go researching the question, rather than demanding other people prove it isn't.. The simple fact is that Buddhism has been around for thousands of years longer than Christianity has, and where you see success in growing the Christian church, you can find similar successes in Buddhism or Islam.

    Quote Originally Posted by lee_merrill View Post
    There is in fact a prophecy about other religions failing
    Buddhism hasn't failed. It's survived and prospered for more than twice the time the word "Christianity" has existed.

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    Here's a novel (not really) thought. Jesus words about the gates of hell not overcoming the Church isn't primarily meant as a prophecy to confirm the truth of Christianity to outsiders, but as words of comfort to the believers who are already on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Peter was not the rock that Jesus was referring to, it was his statement about who Christ is.

    V. 16-17

    16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
    Why did Jesus answer "but my father who is in heaven?" Isn't the father omnipresent?

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