What Right did Peter Have to Make This Claim?
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
His Calling – Peter was a fisherman by trade. The Gospel of Luke chapter 5 verses 1-11 describe how after fishing all night and catching nothing, Jesus instructed him to put his nets out into the deep water only to have the nets filled with fish to the point that the nets began to break. We’re told Peter’s reaction involved amazement, fear, and falling down at the feet of Jesus saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” Jesus responded, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.”
And Peter left the fish, the boat, his profession – everything and followed Jesus. And he was with Jesus during the entire time of his public ministry, so we have the reliability of an eye-witness.