These verses are crucial for understanding the Gospel according to Mark as a whole and for fathoming what it means to be Christian. The Passage in Context Almost exactly at the book’s midpoint, this passage initiates a major shift in Mark’s plot. In Christianity, the Confession of Peter (translated from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: Confessio Petri) refers to an episode in the New Testament in which the Apostle Peter proclaims Jesus to be the Christ (Jewish Messiah). Specifically, Peter declares to Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”. The proclamation of Jesus as Christ is fundamental to Christology; the Confession of Peter and Jesus’ acceptance of the title “Messiah” form a definitive statement in the New Testament narrative regarding the person of Jesus Christ. Most powerful!
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah it reads in Mark 8:27-30,
Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.