|Jesus gives the keys of the kingdom of heaven to Peter in Caesarea Philippi now known as Marjayoun south of Lebanon
Mathew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom Of Heaven.
Jesus came with his disciples to Caesarea Philippi, now known as Marjayoun in the south of Lebanon. He asked his disciples what the people were saying about who he was. They answered him that some say he was John The Baptist, some say Elijah, some say Jeremiah and others say one of the prophets. Then Jesus asked them what did they say themselves. Simon Peter answered: You are Christ, Son of the Living God. Jesus answered him: “Simon, You are blessed, and I tell you that you are Peter and upon this rock, I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you loosen on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
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Location of Caesarea Philippi (Marjaayoun)