Peter—the Chief Apostle
Apostles, Peter, Biblical Studies
Of all the personages in the New Testament, none is more important to the Latter-day Saints, save Jesus only, than Peter—Simon bar Jona by name. There is no question that the Church of Jesus Christ is founded upon the “chief corner stone,” Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 2:20). All that the Church is and was is rooted in the Master. But Peter was the “seer” and “stone” of the early Church, titles designated by the Savior according to the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST John 1:42).
Original Publication Citation
“Peter, the Chief Apostle,” Reprinted in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company and The Religious Studies Center of Brigham Young University), pp. 325-353.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Skinner, Andrew C., "Peter—the Chief Apostle" (2002). Faculty Publications. 3487.