Peter means stone and was therefore what Isaiah was referring to, Yeshua wasn't and named Simon this to confirm it.
Summary: Peter means stone and was therefore what Isaiah was referring to, Yeshua wasn't and named Simon this to confirm it.
Now to many this may be hard to believe, yet all I am doing is showing what the Bible shows. Peter means stone and Yeshua said he would build upon this rock, now according to Isaiah this would mean that Simon Peter (stone), laid the stone of stumbling and the rock of offense, from what Yeshua said he was.
I still can't fully get my head around this my self, as you would expect that as Simon Peter spent so long with Yeshua, he would have known the truth. Yet from his epistles he backs up Paul, he calls Yeshua the savior, when in fact God is, and he preaches Christ as a sacrifice. So presumably this is where both John and Paul got a lot of the ideas, which they then preached. Yet I will show all the points that Yeshua and the bible say about this matter. Now I know that both Paul and Simon Peter said Yeshua is the stone of stumbling and the rock of offense. Yet Yeshua him self named Simon, Peter in Hebrew or in Chaldee Cephas, meaning stone and then said he would build upon this rock.
Zec3:9 For behold, the stone (petros) That I have laid before (Yeshua) Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ Says the LORD of hosts, ‘ And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
So was Yeshua referring to here knowing that it said his name and symbolically naming Simon the stone (petros/peter), yet due to the name change, most won't have realized the context of this verse.
Mat 16:18-23 And I also say to you that you are Peter (stone), and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (19) And I will give the keys of the kingdom of Heaven to you. And whatever you may bind on earth shall occur, having been bound in Heaven, and whatever you may loose on earth shall occur, having been loosed in Heaven. (20) Then He warned His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Yeshua the Christ. (21) From that time Yeshua began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. (22) Then Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him, saying, God be gracious to You, Lord! This shall never be to you. (23) But He turned and said to Peter, Go, Satan! You are an offense to me, for you do not savor the things that are of God, but those that are of men.
To start with from this passage, if we look at the start, as many do not know the Hebrew meaning of the word, they assume Yeshua was saying Peters name in verse 18, yet actual he says "you are" and is referring to Simon, as an object as such, As Peter means stone.
Isa 8:14-15 And He shall be a sanctuary for you, but for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of falling to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the people of Jerusalem. (15) And many among them shall stumble and fall and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
This is the only other point in the Bible, where both the words stone and rock are in the same passage. So the only logical explanation is that Simon Peter was the stone of offense and a rock of stumbling as he mis-taught the Jews after Yeshua's death. Now I am well aware that both Paul and Simon Peter said that Yeshua was this, yet I trust Yeshua more then both of them and Yeshua clearly tells us Simon is. Also the following verse within the passage helps make it more apparent as Yeshua explains why Simon is a stone.
Mar 8:33 But when He had turned around and looked on His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Go behind Me, Satan! For you do not mind the things of God, but of the things of men.
After just calling Simon Peter (stone) both things that pertain to the verse in Isaiah, Simon tries to change the wishes of Yeshua. Now Yeshua responds in such away that I find surprising to one of his disciples or friends. To call Simon Satan and tell him that he does not mind the things of God yet of men make this picture a bit clearer.
Luk 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired you, that he may sift you as wheat. (32) But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not. And when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.
Now according to Revelations, Yeshua had the spirit of prophecy and here we have a clear example as he tells Simon that Satan wishes to have him. Now It is apparent that this is concerning the fact, that Simon is about to deny Yeshua and after come back to faith. Yet the problem is Simon Peter came back to faith, yet in faith in Yeshua and not in God, he taught people to have faith in man, which is not what Yeshua preached or showed. When you understand the whole concept of what Isaiah was referring to, about it not being a conspiracy, yet a snare. All of this pertains to what happen with Yeshua and how people would not see the snare that was right in front of them. A clear explanation is that the Bible teaches to have no idols, through what Simon Peter, Paul and John preached, they turned Yeshua into an idol. This then breaks the second commandment, as to have no image of God, and to only worship God alone, else you break the first commandment as well. Hopefully this is clear and I will go over each point individually, where there is conflict from what they preached.