The Apostle Peterís and The Apostle Paulís
by Steve Santini
the development of the first century church there were two gospels. The first
gospel was that of the apostle Peter and the eleven other apostles. The
second gospel was that of the apostle Paul and others who were, in time,
raised up to teach this gospel with Paul. It seems to this author that the
simplest and most effective manner in which to communicate this subject is to
list corresponding differences in these two gospels with a concluding
gospel was a reiteration of all Jesus said and did while in the world. It is
supported by the Holy Spirit through its gift to the souls of those who
gospel was a revelation through the Spirit of Christ from the ascended Lord seated at the right hand of
gospel is from the Holy Spirit comforter.
gospel is from the subsequent Spirit of Truth comforter.
gospel is the foundation for the household of God.
gospel is the edifice of the household of God.
gospel is a continuation from the beginning when man was made a living soul.
gospel has its beginnings before the foundations of the world in the mystery
of the Spirit of Christ. (This Spirit of Christ was known as the Spirit of Truth in John's gospel.)
gospel holds the keys to the kingdom of God.
gospel reveals the kingdom of God.
gospel is one of entrance.
gospel is one of establishment.
gospel ministers to the children coming into the family of God.
gospel brings the family of God unto maturity.
gospel raised Paul up unto the revelation from Jesus Christ. Peterís
foundational gospel was preached by Paul when he first went into a new area
to establish a church. Before Peter completely relinquished the principle of
law in exchange for faith, he resisted Paulís revelation. Paulís gospel was
never preached by Peter. In one of his two epistles written near the end of
his life on the future entrance into the kingdom, Peter endorses
Paulís ministration these two gospels came together as the one contiguous
gospel for the growth of the household of God.
the epistle to the Ephesians, Paul makes evident the sources of these two
gospels. In Ephesians 2:20 he writes to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
And (ye) are built upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner
Then in Ephesians 3:4,5 he writes:
Whereby when you read, ye may
understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not
made known unto the sons of men as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles
Paul used words very purposefully. Notice this
difference between verses 2:20 and 3:5. The foundation came from apostles and
prophets while the mystery was revealed to ďholyĒ apostles and prophets.
There is a difference between ďapostles and prophetsĒ and ďholy apostles and
prophets.Ē Understanding this difference leads to the revelation of the great
mystery given to the apostle Paul.
Introduction and Main Index