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27 Peter’s Confession That Jesus Is the Messiah.[a] Then Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They responded, “[Some say] John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But you,” he asked, “who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”

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  1. Mark 8:27 Many scholars believe that Peter’s confession of Jesus’ Messiahship constitutes the central point of this Gospel. It is the decisive doctrinal turning point in which we have the end of the Messianic Secret. Up to this point Jesus demanded the greatest secrecy about the mystery of his person. Henceforth, Jesus utters repeated exhortations concerning the following of the Messiah.
    The apostles had recognized the Messiah through Peter’s confession in spite of the humble and insignificant appearances of their Master’s public activity. Now they must cling with faith to the suffering Messiah and accept the scandal of the cross.