A Second Letter

Apostle Peter says, “Don’t forget!”

Only those enabled by God’s Spirit will understand Scripture, Oh, It can be twisted to say many different things, according to which doctrines it intends to support. If we have learned anything from Scripture, we have learned that man is the problem. The apostle Peter’s letters can be trusted to give us light.

“Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:” (2 Peter 1:1) He is writing to men and women of   faith like his faith, those enabled by the Spirit to hear the word of God. Dare I say, those who “have been given the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

It is better to trust the words of Peter than the doctrines of man that change simple meaning through craftiness, or ignore statements that are contrary to their teachings, like this one. “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) 

We do well to meditate on these words and the words of the Psalmist that say, “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)