Friday, March 17, 2017

2 Peter 3:15-16 (KJV) Those Who Abuse the Bible

2 Peter 3:15-16 (KJV)
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
There are two sorts of people who abuse those passages of the Bible that are “hard to be understood:”
Those who are unlearnedThe clearest case for expecting those who enter the ministry to be “not a novice” lies in the fact that it is so easy to wrest the Scriptures, especially those that are hard to be understood, and teach something far from the truth. The current shift of young, restless and reformed is certainly a case in point. Though it isn’t true of all of them, it is true that many of them have been swept up in that which they do not know.
Those who are unstableThe corrupt nature ensures that there will always be those willing and ready to take advantage of the unlearned and simple. While neither is good, the case of this later is so much more heinous because they know they are wresting the Scriptures. They are fully aware of what the Bible says but choose to present it in the way they please and thereby mislead those who may be misled.
Clear, consistent and patient teaching is the way to counter those who wrest the Scriptures.
  • The unlearned must be taught. 
  • The unstable must be exposed.

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2 Peter 3:15-16 (KJV) Those Who Abuse the Bible

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:58 AM

    To expose the bad is not to expose the good. To expose the good is to allow the scriptural action of Spirit in relation to truth as it applies to the intents of a person's heart; that which we cannot know, but the Spirit can.