Christ continues with the
conferral of the "keys" which appears
to be a clear statement of a position of
I will give you (singular) the keys to the
kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind
on earth shall be bound in heaven; and
you loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven.
This biblical commission
echoes one other conferral of keys
in the Bible. Eliakim
receives the keys of the royal palace.
I will place the key of the House of David on his
when he opens, no one shall shut, when he shuts, no one