Peter and the Keys

Peter is often portrayed as having the keys to heaven.

He had the keys to the kingdom.  He used

  1. The first in Acts 2 when 3000 Jews believed on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came.
  2. 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


June 2017



  1. What do you think about a third use of the keys according to Acts 1,8 “… and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”?
    In Acts 8 the apostles sent Peter accompanied by John to Samaria. There it was necessary that they laid their hands upon the people in Samaria for they were able to receive the holy spirit.

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