Title

“Whom Say Ye That I Am?” Peter's Witness of Christ

Keywords

Peter, New Testament, Biblical Studies

Abstract

The Apostle Peter is beloved by believers—perhaps because he seems so authentic and approachable to us. We can empathize with him. We admire his courage as he forsook all, “straightway” leaving his nets as the Master beckoned, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:18–20). We understand his confusion over the meaning and message of parables (see Matthew 15:15–16). We feel the desperation in his cry, “Lord, save me,” as his feet and faith faltered on the turbulent waters that night on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:22–33). We appreciate his awe at the Transfiguration (see Matthew 17:1–13). We weep with him for the shame of his thrice-made denial (see Matthew 26:69–75), grieve with him at Gethsemane (see Matthew 26:36–46), and join in his joy and wonder at the empty tomb (see John 20:1–10).

Original Publication Citation

Ball, T.B., 2018. Whom Say Ye That I Am: Peter’s Witness of Christ. Ensign 48(2):42-47.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-2

Publisher

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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