The Church that the Lord Jesus Christ builds


Statement  of  Jesus  concerning  the

Church  has  three  Major  Interpretations



               “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”   (Mt. 16:18)


       我還告訴你、你是彼得 、我要把我的教會建造在這磐石上.陰間的權柄、不能勝過他。〔權柄原文作門〕 ( 16:18)


               In Christianity there are three different interpretations of this statement.





Interpretation  of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church


               “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church”

       我還告訴你、你是彼得 、我要把我的教會建造在這磐石上.


               Catholic Church interprets Jesus builds His Church on Peter and ordained him as the First Pope of Rome.



               Catholic Church proclaims they are the only True Church because their history can be traced back to the original Apostolic Church.

       天主教會宣告它們是唯一的真教會, 原因是它們的歷史可以追溯到原始的使徒教會。



Protestant  Churches  interpret  the 
Rock  as  Peter’s  Confession  of  Faith


               “He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."  Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”  (Mt. 16:16-17)


               西門 彼得 回答說、你是基督 、是永生 神的兒子。
耶穌 對他說、西門 巴約拿 、你是有福的.因為這不是屬血肉的指示你的、乃是我在天上的父指示的。 (Mt. 16:16-17)




Here  is  the  Correct   Interpretation


               When Jesus said, “on this rock I will build My church”  He was talking about Himself, not Peter or Peter’s confession of faith.



               Even Peter wrote about Jesus as the “Rock of Offense” (1 Pet. 2:6-8)



               Paul wrote “that rock was Christ” (1  Cor. 10:4)




Jesus  Christ  is  the  Only  Foundation


               “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”  (1 Cor. 3:11)


               因為那已經立好的根基、就是耶穌 基督 、此外沒有人能立別的根基。  (林前  3:11)


               Jesus said, "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:”  (Mt. 7:24)


               耶穌說, 所以凡聽見我這話就去行的、好比一個聰明人、把房子蓋在磐石上。(Mt. 7:24)



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