Re:Verse passage – John 18:15-18, 25-27 (day three)

“Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.”

One of the continuing conversations regarding the concept of time travel concerns the immutability question: Could one actually change history if one possessed foreknowledge of an event and took steps to prevent it? Peter was no time traveler, but he did receive a revelation from Jesus about a specific event soon to occur: his denial of his friend. It was repulsive to him — unthinkable. St. Matthew’s gospel quotes Peter: “I will never disown you.” It didn’t matter. Peter tried to alter history, but he could not. He had focused on the denial instead of the fear that had produced it. Now it was done. If only he could have that moment back. If only he could have one more exchange with the Lord. But that was impossible. Wasn’t it?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

One thought on “History”

  1. I wonder if that was supposed to happen, and couldn’t be changed. If Jesus said it was going to happen, could Peter have really told the truth? All 3 times?

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