Peter's Testimony

        2 Peter 1:16

   We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

   For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying: " This is my Son whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

   We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

   This testimony is backed by the gospel of Mark, (written at another time and place):

    After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them...

   Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud:

   " This is my Son, whom I love, Listen to him."

   Another interesting point about this story, was what Peter's gospel had to say (written by Mark) :

    As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.                                                                                                                                              

      They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what " rising from the dead " meant.

     This part of the story is only found in the book of Mark. Matthew and Luke were not there and did not hear. John was there but he did not write the details, because he was interested in writing down what was not found in the other gospels.

     This type of internal evidence is hard to find, but every once in awhile it can be found in the New Testament. This is the substance that Faith is built on.


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