Scripture is "easy"??
Then what's this I read in 2Peter, 3: 15-17??
And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
Could that be Peter saying that certain things in Paul's letters are hard to understand?? Nooooo.........say it aint so.........LOL!!
But wait...........there's more!! What's this in 2Peter 1: 19-20??
And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.
What?? No prophecy of Scripture is made by .........*gasp*.......private interpretation!!
Oh Doc.............you need to pay more attention to the Scriptures. They're the Word of God. I hate it when you guys just ignore Scripture!
First of all, why are you putting "easy" in quotes? I didn't say the word "easy." I said "children understand the Gospel." Do you deny this?
Are you taught that Scripture is difficult to understand? Is that why the Roman Catholic apologist doesn't enjoy reading the Bible and prefers instead the "black is white" rigmarole of the papacy?
The Bible tells us that faith is able to be perceived and received by children. But you would prefer I don't believe that and instead believe you that what is important is alarmingly difficult to comprehend.
Christ says otherwise. Follow Christ, Marshmallow. His "yoke is easy, and his burden is light."
"Be not afraid; only believe." -- Mark 5:36
Please read this quote in context.. It is about the Infallibility of scripture. ALL scripture is prophetic and is not the word of men.. THAT is what that is what Peter saying IN CONTEXT.
From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
First-the foremost consideration in studying the word of prophecy. Laying it down as a first principle never to be lost sight of.
is-Greek, not the simple verb, to be, but to begin to be, "proves to be," "becometh." No prophecy is found to be the result of "private (the mere individual writer's uninspired) interpretation" (solution), and so origination. The Greek noun epilusis, does not mean in itself origination; but that which the sacred writer could not always fully interpret, though being the speaker or writer (as 1Pe 1:10-12 implies), was plainly not of his own, but of God's disclosure, origination, and inspiration, as Peter proceeds to add, "But holy men . spake (and afterwards wrote) . moved by the Holy Ghost": a reason why ye should "give" all "heed" to it. The parallelism to 2Pe 1:16 shows that "private interpretation," contrasted with "moved by the Holy Ghost," here answers to "fables devised by (human) wisdom," contrasted with "we were eye-witnesses of His majesty," as attested by the "voice from God." The words of the prophetical (and so of all) Scripture writers were not mere words of the individuals, and therefore to be interpreted by them, but of "the Holy Ghost" by whom they were "moved." "Private" is explainec
1:20 Ye do well, as knowing this, that no scripture prophecy is of private interpretation - It is not any man's own word. It is God, not the prophet himself, who thereby interprets things till then unknown.
The Youngs LITERAL greek interpretation says this
Young's Literal Translation this first knowing, that no prophecy of the Writing doth come of private exposition,
That is why the scripture clearly teaches us that the word of God is foolishness to those that are perishing ...correct exposition is essential