People take debates seriously becoming vexed very easily. But you know something Caesar, when Jesus speaks to any heart; that heart is changed. It seems to me, that theists who become bitter, hateful on the internet, need to be freed from those negatives; just as much as those who have their hands pressed against their ears need to release those hands so they can hear! Hearting the healing!
Remember Peter cut off the soldier's ear in the Garden of Gethsemane? That man's welfare was so important to Jesus, that even in his most agonizing night, He stopped to heal him so he could hear. As I sat here comprehending the significance of this act; all it means, the beauty of Jesus Christ to do that... I was awestruck, love struck. Jesus Christ knew how important it is for us to hear; as hearing takes us into listening comprehension. And this goes both ways, for those who think they do Christ a service, and for those who need their ears, so that they understand all that He has to say so we don't lose the spiritual capacity that we have been given so we can move forward, towards God.
"Peter is identified"
"Peter is identified"; and reference to the above is recorded. Simon here is Peter. Malchus /ˈmælkəs/ is the servant of the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas who participated in the arrest of Jesus as written in the four gospels.
According to the Bible, one of the disciples, Simon Peter, being armed with a sword, cut off the servant's ear in an attempt to prevent the arrest of Jesus. Simon cutting off Malchus' ear is related in all four canonical gospels, in Matthew 26:51, Mark 14:47, Luke 22:50-51, and John 18:10–11, but Simon and Malchus are named only in the Gospel of John. Also, Luke is the only gospel that says Jesus healed the servant. This was Jesus' last recorded miracle prior to his resurrection. Although rejecting biblical inerrancy, James F. McGrath suggests that this account reflects an event that did happen, in that early Christians would hardly have invented a story portraying themselves as violent.
Here's the passages so there is no need to look them up.
Matt:26: (36-28; 57-58)
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
The relevant passage in the Gospel of John, KJV, reads:
JOHN: 18: 10-11
10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
Later in Chapter 18, John records that a relative of Malchus witnessed Peter's assault in the Garden of Gethsemane, and identified Peter as a follower of Christ. Peter denied this.
John 18:10-11 (KJV)
10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
Mark 14:47; 55; 66-68
47 And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. 68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew
Luke: 22: 50-51: see also Luke 22: 52-62
50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. 54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.with him: for he is a Galilaean. 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.