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May 25 7.12 When Jesus arrived at Caesarea Philippi, he asked the disciples, “Who do men say I, the Son of man, am?” They answered, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; others, Jeremiah or some other prophet.”
He asked, “Who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus answered, “You are blessed, Peter John. This is not human revelation but my heavenly Father’s. And I say, you are Peter, upon this rock I’ll build my church and the gates of hell cannot overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth would have been forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth would have been permitted in heaven.”1
Then he forbade his disciples not to tell anyone that he is the Christ.