Peter is often portrayed as having the keys to heaven.
He had the keys to the kingdom. He used
- The first in Acts 2 when 3000 Jews believed on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came.
- The second was in Acts 10 when the Gentile Cornelius, his household and friends believed.
The door is now open.
When looking at the building of church, J N Darby noted, ‘There are no keys for the Church. One does not build with keys. The keys are for the kingdom’ Collected Writings Vol 14 (Ecclesiatical 3), p80