A man, Simon called Peter, who was a discipline of Jesus Christ. While
his real name was Simon, he was given the name "Peter" (which means The Rock) by Jesus Christ after Simon Peter answered Jesus's question of "whom say ye that I am?"
whether Jesus was referring to Simon Peter himself, or Simon's statement "thou art the Christ, the Son of the living
"He saith unto them, But whom
And Simon Peter
answered and said,
thou art the Christ, the Son of the
And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thou, Simon
Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not
it unto thee, but My Father
which is in heaven."
And I also unto thee, that
(Petros = a small moveable
stone), and upon this rock (Petra = as a foundation unmoveable) I will build my church; and the gates
of hell shall not prevail