Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mark 1:28-30 commentary: Simon Peter's mother-in-law

28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee. 29 ¶ And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

John 1:40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

Simon Peter, whom the Catholics regard as the first pope, has a wife. They claim he left his wife and followed Jesus. See 1 Corinthians 9:5 for the negation of this. Cephas is also Peter’s name as per John 1:42. Peter wouldn’t let anyone worship him either. See Acts 10:25 to see how bad a pope Peter made. All Popes encourage worship of their persons.

Anon means immediately and this can be found out by looking at all of its usages in context by comparing scripture with scripture. Look at Mark 4 and Matthew 13.

Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

Mark 4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Another Bible method of interpretation is to look at words in common that surround like words in context. You have “And straightway,” “And forthwith,” “And immediately,” and “And anon,” in the passages surrounding this incident which all mean immediately or right away.

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