Did the Catholic Church find the bones of Peter in a forgotten tomb under St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome? This would prove beyond all doubt, that Peter was the first Pope, and that the Roman Catholic Church is the one original true Church.
It is prophesied that the great False Prophet in these last days, just prior to the coming of Jesus Christ and establishing of God’s Kingdom over the governments of the earth, shall perform astounding miracles, deceiving all but Christ’s own elect.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (of Christ’s coming) shall not come except there be a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God. And then shall that wicked be revealed, even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie.”(II Thess. 2:3-11.)
“For there shall arise false christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24:24). “And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him and he does great wonders, and deceives them that dwell on the earth by means of those miracles which he had power to do” (Rev. 13:12-14).
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan), and out of the mouth of the beast (the coming successor of Hitler who shall rule the United States of Europe, and the resurrected Holy Roman Empire), and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils (demons), working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty” at Armageddon! (Rev. 16:13-14).
Of course, in order to lay claim to a succession of popes, starting from the time of Jesus Christ, it is necessary for the Roman Catholic Church to say that Peter went to Rome and was the first “bishop” at Rome, establishing the Christian Church there.
But did Peter ever go to Rome? It is very doubtful that he ever set foot in Rome, and it is certain that he never remained there, or set up any churches there. Remember the Romans were pagans, gentiles, not Israelites. And Jesus directly commanded Peter and the twelve apostles not to go to the Gentiles!
“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans (Gentiles) enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep o f the House of Israel” (Matt. 10:5-6). Notice, they were sent to “lost Israel.” To the House of Israel.
The twelve tribes were divided into two nations after Solomon’s death. Judah split off from Israel, in order to retain their king whom Israel had rejected, and became known as the House of Judah. They retained their capital at Jerusalem. But the northern Kingdom, the Ten Tribes, known as the House of Israel, set up their capital at Samaria. Israel was invaded and taken captive by Assyria 130 years before Judah was conquered by Babylon. The House of Israel had been removed from their cities and villages in 721 B.C., and taken as captive slaves to Assyria. The Assyrians had planted gentiles in their cities in the land of Samaria, these gentiles were there in the time of Christ.
But by Christ’s time, the House of Israel had become “lost,” and was known as the “Lost Ten Tribes.” Today, however, it is established that they had migrated into northwestern Europe and the British Isles, and they were there at the time Christ sent Peter and the 12 apostles to the lost House of Israel.
Jesus Christ came first to His own, the House of Judah, who were at that time then dwelling in Palestine. Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, and the line of David. He came to His own, Judah, and when His own received Him not, He did not turn to the Gentiles. It was the apostle Paul, called years later as a special apostle for the Gentiles, who said; “Lo, I turn to the Gentiles” (Acts 18:6; 13:46; 28:28)
But when the Jews (Judah) rejected Christ, Jesus said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel” (Matt. 15:24).
While God did sent Peter (Acts 10 and 11) to the house of Cornelius to open the sending of the gospel to Gentiles, Peter’s life mission, nevertheless, was to carry the gospel to the Lost Ten Tribes, who were in the British Isles and northwestern Europe, not to carry it to Gentiles.
God called Paul as a very special apostle to supervise the work of carrying the gospel to the gentile world. Paul well understood this. Paul wrote to the Galatians: “But when it pleased God to reveal His Son to me, that I might preach Him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood” (Gal. 1:15-16).
Paul plainly stated that supervision of the gospel to the Gentiles was committed to him, not Peter, and that to Peter was committed the gospel to the House of Israel. “When they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision (gentiles) was committed unto me (not Peter), as the gospel of the circumcision (Israel) was unto Peter; (for He that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision (Israel), the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles” (Gal. 2:7-8).
Did it ever seem strange to you that most of the New Testament, following the Book of Acts, was written by Paul, and not by Peter? Did you ever wonder why, after Peter opened the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles at the house of Cornelius, and the inspired decision recorded in Acts 15, that Peter and the others of the twelve apostles suddenly drop from view, as though they had suddenly disappeared? From there on, we read only of the ministry under direction of Paul, to the Gentiles.
The reason is that Jesus commissioned the 12 apostles to “go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel,” and since they were “LOST” in identity, and must remain so until these last days in the “time of the end,” when “knowledge shall increase,” the whereabouts of Peter and the 12 must purposely have been kept secret.
Today, however, we are in the time of the end. Knowledge is now revealed which has been for centuries hidden. Today we know Israel had migrated to the British Isles and northwestern Europe. Today we know the amazing truth that we Americans are a part of the so-called “Lost Ten Tribes,” or the House of Israel!
When the “man of sin,” the great “False Prophet” is to start performing awesome miracles in order to deceive all but God’s own elect, when he is to be at last “revealed,” when “knowledge has increased,” we may know that Peter was never a “bishop of Rome,” or any “first Pope” at all, but that Peter and the 12 went to Britain! And when the first Roman missionaries, centuries after, went to Britain, they found Christianity had been there for centuries and they never knew how it got there!
It was the apostle Paul who went to Rome (Acts 27, 28), and started the Christian religion there. But what he preached and established there was the true Christian religion, not the Roman religion! And Paul acted there merely as a teacher, and an apostle (one sent), not as a Pope!
History proves conclusively that the first real pope was Gregory I, 440-460 A.D., despite Roman claims to the contrary. The Roman religion was, and is, paganism cloaked as “Christianity,” falsely called “Christianity” and it is still, as always the same old “mysteries of Babylon,” regardless of the names used.
Peter’s bones are in England and no man is likely ever to find and incontrovertibly identify them!
No matter how apparently convincing the so-called proof, no matter how carefully the most formidable and wealthy religious power on earth may devise a purported proof, no matter how many millions shall be deceived by it, no matter how “miraculous” the evidence may appear, the bones represented as Peter’s at Rome are not those of the apostle Peter!