Who Gave This Authority to Peter?
As we have studied so far...the church was first
established on a Sunday (the day of Pentecost)*.
On that day, Peter told them of the Christ and His
death, burial and resurrection (Acts 2:22-36).
Peter instructed believers in Acts 2:38-47 to repent
and be baptized for forgiveness of sins and to
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit...and so the
Lord would add them to His church.
Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:19:
will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and
whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall
loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19 (NAS)
According to Matthew 16:19, who gave Peter this
authority to teach these things to the Jews on the
day of Pentecost?