Is Peter Buried in Jerusalem?

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He’s not buried in Rome in the basement of the Vatican because Peter never went to Rome. The Bible says that he went off to try to establish a church in the uttermost parts of the Earth. 1 Peter 5:13 says that he went to the city of Babylon. That is not a cryptic name for Rome, Italy. It’s Babylon, taking the Bible literally. When Peter went to the far ends of the world to establish churches, Babylon was the second-most populated Jewish city in all the world, and there he established a church. In that verse, it says that all the saints at Babylon salute you.

Peter never went to Rome, and I do not believe that he is buried there.

Tradition says that he is buried in Jerusalem. We authenticate information that we get about a geographical location, first of all, with the Word of God. If we do not have an exact statement to deal with a particular issue as it relates to the Bible, then we fall back on tradition. Finally, we look to archeology. No one has been able to dig up the grave of Peter, but tradition says that he was buried in the city of Jerusalem.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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