Caesarea Philipi: the mouth of God


There is a pivotal conversation between Jesus and Peter in Matthew 16 that goes something like this:

Jesus: who do people say that I am?
Disciple 1: Ohhh a prophet or something like that.
Disciple 2: Uhhh Elijah?
Jesus: But who do you say that I am?
Peter: you are the Messiah, the son of the living God!
Jesus: yes! I will build my church on this, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

(My paraphrase of Matthew 16:13-19)

As it turns out, this conversation happened in a particular place called Caesarea Philipi in the northern part of Israel. According to tradition, Jesus points to the above pictured cave when he refers to Hades, which is in a modern day park called Temple of Pan. A reminder to us all that as Christ builds his church, nothing can overcome it!

About Parson Carson

I am a husband, father, United Methodist pastor, Wolfpack fan, and outdoor enthusiast who loves meeting new people and hearing their stories... All while trying my best to love God and love others!
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2 Responses to Caesarea Philipi: the mouth of God

  1. Kay Brown says:

    Enjoy your trip Ben! I am so proud of you. God is Good!

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