When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked the disciples, Who do people say the son of man is?
They replied, ” some say John the Baptist; other say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
” but what about you?” He asked. ” who do you say I am?”…. Simon Peter answered, ” you are the Christ, the son of the Living God.”
Jesus replied, ” blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
Please read the remaining verses 18 through 20 for yourself…
My comments: The big if is… if you sincerely desire to know God…. God says seek after him with your whole heart and he will reveal his self to you…. if you are anything but sincere… don’t waste your time… God looks beyond outward appearances right into your heart…. he knows what you’re thinking…. he honors sincerity…. of course you can say empty words…. when they won’t mean anything … to sincerely say that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that you believe he rose from the dead… the Holy Spirit has to reveal that to you….