The Roman god JuPITER: His statue was renamed St. Peter and the worshippers continued to kiss his big toe.

Chief pagan gods were called PETERS.

Satan took advantage of the similarity of the names JuPITER and Peter to substitute JuPITER for St. Peter.

Satan NEVER substitutes the good for the bad. He ALWAYS substitutes the BAD for the good or the counterfeit for the real thing. JuPITER was the name of the chief god of Rome and Venus was his wife. They answered to Horus and Isis in Egypt or Baal and Astheroth in the Middle East.

St. Peter was NEVER in Rome and had no connections with that city. St. Paul was the one who was taken prisoner to Rome and founded the Christian CONGREGATION there about 67 A.D.

St. Paul said:

"For I long to see you (Roman Christians) that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be ESTABLISHED" (Romans. 1:11).

Established means: a. To set up; FOUND, b. To make firm or secure.

The entire stupendous Papal system is built on ONE verse of Scripture. Remove that ONE pillar and the whole system will collapse. That one verse is found in Matthew chapter 16:18. This is called pyramid building—upside down. Any living thing with two heads is a monster!!

Rome takes ONE verse of Scripture and builds her "church" upon a foundation of sand. Jesus said to Satan:

"Man shall not live by bread alone but by EVERY Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Luke 4:4).

In other words we look at ALL the verses in the Bible to get the whole TRUTH about any subject.

When Jesus first saw Peter this is what happened:

"He (Andrew) 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" (St. John 1: 42).

Halfway through the ministry of Jesus, in Matthew 16, Jesus asked his disciples what people were saying about Him: Peter answered that question correctly when he said:

"Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God."

Peter's CONFESSION OF FAITH IN CHRIST is the ROCK upon which the true church is built - not Peter the STONE.

The New Testament was written in Greek, the language of the 3rd universal Empire. The meaning is even clearer in that great language. It says that Jesus said to Peter:

"Thou art PETROS, and upon this PETRA I will build my CONGREGATION, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matt. (16:18)

In the very same chapter Jesus turns to Peter and calls him Satan because Peter had tried to turn Jesus away from going to the Cross to die for sinners:

"But he turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men" (Matt. 16:23).

At the last Supper, just before Jesus went to the Cross, the disciples were arguing among themselves as to who should be the greatest (Luke 22:24). If Jesus had made Peter the head, why didn't the other disciples know about it. Some secret. Peter had a BIG mouth....He never told the others about his supremacy? All Peter had to do to end the argument was to remind them that Jesus had made him the head and the leader.

Let us hear from St. Peter himself as he clears up the whole matter: 

"Behold I lay in Zion a CHIEF CORNER STONE, elect, precious, and he that believeth on HIM shall not be confounded . . .YE ALSO as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood . . ."
(I St. Peter 2: 5-6).

ALL who make a right confession of faith like St. Peter, become living stones in the CONGREGATION built upon

"the foundation of the apostles and prophets Jesus Christ himself, being the CHIEF CORNER STONE" (Ephesians 2:20).

Not ONE early congregation father, in their writings, ever even hint that Jesus made Peter the head of the church.....Such silence is deafening. The first person to propose such an outrageous idea was a Bishop of Rome in the 4th century. Over 300 years after Christ.!!!

St. Peter, far from claiming supremacy for himself said that the Emperor was supreme.

"Submit yourself to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme  (I St. Peter 2:13).

Around 60 A.D., the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the congregation at Rome. He addressed 25 Christians there and never mentions St. Peter. If Peter was bishop there for 25 years why was St. Paul writing to them and instructing them in basic Christian doctrine? St. Peter was a very competent writer. He wrote 2 Epistles himself.

Paul even  mentions a British lady named Claudia, but not a word about Peter. Truth is that Peter was never at Rome . . . he was the Apostle to the circumcision . . . to the Jews.

Paul also told the Christians there to submit to the lawful government unless they compel you to do something contrary to Scripture. Governments were instituted by God for the welfare of man and EVERY person is under the authority of the government in which they live—just like every driver must obey the traffic laws in his country or  he will soon end up dead. . . .There are no exceptions. No one is ABOVE the government except Jesus Christ the King of kings:

"Let EVERY soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves DAMNATION. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil......" (St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 16:1-2).

The Pope at Rome refuses to submit to the lawful Italian government. Vatican City State is a State with a State. God says that you will receive damnation if you rebel against His ordinance of human government.

As for the keys that Jesus gave to St. Peter, he used them on the Day of Pentecost to open the kingdom of God—the true church—to the Jews. He preached the first Christian sermon and urged the Jews to repent and believe in the Risen Christ:

"Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning every one of you from his iniquities" (Acts 3:26).

A while later St. Peter used these same keys to open the kingdom of God to the Gentiles when he preached the first sermon to them in the house of an Italian soldier named Cornelius:

"Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in EVERY nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted of him" (Acts 10:34-35).

After that task was accomplished, Peter had no further need of the keys and he fades from history to be replaced by the Apostle Paul. Nobody knows for sure where he is buried . . . but God knows . . . and he will be raised on the Last Day.

St. Peter returned the keys to their rightful owner because around 90 A.D., Jesus said:

". . . He that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth" (Rev. 3:7).

Moses said this 3500 years ago:

"For their rock is not as our Rock" (Deut. 32:31).


"For who is God save the Lord? or who is a ROCK save our God" (PS. 18:31).

Editor's Notes


According to Roman doctrine, St. Peter would not qualify to be bishop of any church, let alone the congregation at Rome, because Simon Peter was a MARRIED man and had a wife and mother-in-law:

"But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her" (Mark 1:30).

St. Paul said:

"Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?" (I Cor. 8:5).

In the first great church council held in Jerusalem to determine if the Gentiles should keep the law of Moses, Peter spoke and gave his opinion but James had the final word:

"And after they (elders, apostles) had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me" (Acts 15:13).

When St. Paul met the Risen Christ on the Damascus road and had his great conversion experience; did he look up Peter and get his instructions from him? Of course not!! He didn't meet Peter until 3 years later and then only spent 15 days with him.

"Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him 15 days" (Galatians 1:18).

Why didn't Peter tell Paul to stay away from Rome as he was destined to be its first Bishop and Pope? The silence is deafening.

Paul did not see Peter again for another 14 years, about 50 A.D. Peter was still in Jerusalem. Obviously he felt no urgency to visit his flock at Rome . . . and be crowned Pope there!!

"Then fourteen years after I went up to Jerusalem . . . And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship; that we should go to the heathen, and they unto the circumcision (Jews)" (Gal. 2:1-9).

And finally, the great Book of Revelation, the final Word of God to the world was given to the apostle John not Simon Peter!!

Rome even uses that one verse to get rid of the Bible altogether. . . .Since supremacy was given to the Popes what need do we have of the Scriptures? She uses Scripture to get rid of Scripture!! Can any reasoning be more pernicious or dangerous to the eternal welfare of the human race?

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