ANSWERS: 8
  • Simon Peter.
  • He does not have one.
  • I am not familiar with this expression. I do not believe that it is found anywhere in the Bible.
  • If he had one it would be Peter
  • 1) Simon Peter: "Jesus' chief apostle, Simon Peter, was a man of many contradictions. He was a weak man, as implied by his name, Simon, which means weak, wavering, and mushy. He had enough faith in Jesus to walk boldly on the water, but when he saw the wind and waves, he began to drown and Jesus called him "Mr. Little Faith" because he doubted Jesus and his word." Source: http://www.gracevalley.org/sermon_trans/Peter_Saint_Sinner.html "Within hours after Jesus was taken prisoner by the Roman soldiers, and before the cock's crow at dawn, Simon Peter, Jesus' chief apostle, when confronted by his Master's accusers, had denied three times his friendship with Jesus." Source: http://www.boholchronicle.com/apr06/4-12-06/front3.htm 2) Mary Magdalene: "The church launched a smear campaign, depicting Mary as a prostitute, to undermine her authority as chief apostle, and to suppress the truth that Jesus left behind a merely mortal bloodline." Source: http://www.westmont.edu/~fisk/articles/Bruce_Fisk_on_The_Da_Vinci_Code.html "Mary Magdalene Believed by many to be the wife of Jesus. At the very least, she was Jesus' chief Apostle and a Priestess in her own right. Church fathers have tried for two thousand years to erase Mary Magdalen as a woman of importance, spirituality and power. They have failed, Mary Magdalen remain a figure of great importance for women. The Apostle Mary Magdalene is not a fallen woman, she is a free woman." http://www.spiralgoddess.com/Mary.html 3) James the Lesser: "An account of the nativity you've probably never read before, from the Protoevangelium of James (ascribed to James the Lesser, Cousin and Brother of the Lord Jesus, chief Apostle and First Bishop of the Christians in Jerusalem)" Source: http://holydormition.blogspot.com/2007/12/historical-account-of-birth-of-christ.html
  • Judas was the most important; destined to betray Jesus: without Judas, Christ could not have died for the sins of Christians.
  • I'd say peter, the first pope.
  • The Bible states that Jesus singled out Simon, who he renamed "Peter" which means "Rock" as the shepherd of His Church and the rock upon which it was built. John 21:15-17 states: When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." He then said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." (Jesus) said to him, "Feed my sheep. Matthew 16:17-19 states: Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The Catholic Church believes the Lord made Simon alone, whom he named Peter, the "rock" of his Church. He gave him the keys of his Church and instituted him shepherd of the whole flock. The Pope is the senior pastor of 1.1 billion Catholic Christians, the direct successor of Simon Peter. The Pope’s main roles include teaching, sanctifying, and governing. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 880-882: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt3art9p4.shtml#880 With love in Christ.

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