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In Matthew 10:33. Jesus' said "whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens yet when Peter clearly denied Jesus three times In Matthew 26:69-75.
Jesus and Jehovah did not disown Peter and we know that to be true because Jehovah not only revealed to Peter that Jesus is a son but also gave him the keys to the kingdom. Matthew 16:13-20. Now why didn't Jesus disown Peter since Peter clearly denied Jesus three times?. Happy research all answers are welcome.
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Given the surrounding verses, I think maybe what Jesus was trying to say is that if you deny him altogether, you're in trouble. In other words, if you don't put him first in your life. Not that what Peter did was right in that circumstance, but there's no doubt he had accepted his torture stake and followed Jesus. It is an interesting question though. I still think it would be a bad idea to do what Peter did. Seems like he got a pass.
37 Whoever has greater affection for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; and whoever has greater affection for son or daughter than for me is not worthy of me.+ 38 And whoever does not accept his torture stake* and follow after me is not worthy of me.