One man could decide what gets bound on earth and in Heaven! One man was instructed by God Not to call “anyone” impure or unclean and this man was the one upon whom the church would be built – Is it still built on that?
Here are the keys- now what?
Is anyone impure or unclean?
Why are some people not accepted?
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:19
If we already have the law how can a man, Peter, decide what gets bound and what gets loosed?
Could this have anything to do with passages about freedom and grace?
What about “happy is the man whose heart does not condemn him in what he approves”?
What about “all things are lawful”?
“He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.” – Acts 10:28
Wait isn’t this Peter saying this?
Is this the same Peter that has the keys?
How do these fit into law and grace?
How do these passages fit with what is taught in most churches?
Could this have anything to do with the law we live under and the fact that Peter was told this by Christ right after Peter finally understood who Jesus was?
Why didn’t Peter have to jump through hoops to get the keys?
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Take your time and just answer the questions- what have you got to lose?