When Christ Jesus commended Peter for the recognition that he, Jesus, was the Christ, the Son of God, the Master proclaimed that his church would be built on that foundational understanding. He further characterized its divine protection with these words: “And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (see Matthew 16:13–20 ).
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