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Theresa Snoderly wrote:

Hi, guys —

I know I have read that Jesus, addressing Peter, James and John, said:

Establish my church as I have instructed you.

I thought I had read that in one of the Gospels, but now I cannot find it.

  • If it wasn't in the Gospels, can you tell me where I read this?

Thank you.


  { If this saying from Jesus wasn't from the Gospel, can you tell me where I read this from? }

Eric replied:


I am not sure where you read it but it wasn't in the Gospels. It does say in Matthew 16:18,

18 You are Rock [Peter], and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

That's the closest it comes. Quotes from Jesus outside the Gospels are few and far between so I don't think there is another source of the saying.


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