“When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, ‘Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?’
And they said, ‘Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.’
He saith unto them, ‘But whom say ye that I am?’
And Simon Peter answered and said, ‘Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.’
And Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’” (Matthew 16:13-17).
“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’” (Matthew 16:18).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).