This passage gives no countenance to the Roman doctrine that all Scripture is hard to understand, and therefore not to be read by the people. 2 Peter 3:16 speaking of this as he does in all his letters. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts. The word of God, which called the world into being (Gn 1; Ps 33:6) and destroyed it by the waters of a flood, will destroy it again by fire on the day of judgment (2 Pt 3:5–7). "[24] This may indicate their reconciliation. All, the whole, every kind of. To, towards, with. (Comp. 2 Peter 3:16 One of the common protestant claims raised in a conversation about Sola Scriptura (and its implicit denial not only of Sacred Tradition but also of the Interpretive Authority of the Church) is t hat the Bible is simple, easy to understand, and that Scripture needs no interpretation OR just interprets itself. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural. [4][web 2] Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 1 Cor 3:13–15. Chapter Parallel Compare. ", This Apostolic Decree is still observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church. One's own; by implication, private or separate. All that is here said is that some Scripture is hard to understand, and that bad men make a bad use of the fact. Acts 11:1–3 says: The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. In which are some things hard to be understood. [1] Since Ferdinand Christian Baur, biblical scholars have found evidence of conflict among the leaders of early Christianity; for example James D. G. Dunn proposes that Peter was a "bridge-man" between the opposing views of Paul and James the brother of Jesus. The Holy Church is the sole authoritative interpreter of Revelation and is our proximate guide to understanding and interpreting Scripture lest we twist it to our own destruction! A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. * [3:4–7] The false teachers tried to justify their immorality by pointing out that the promised coming (parousia) of the Lord has not yet occurred, even though early Christians expected it in their day. 4and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? Jude 18, where, however, only the passions of the scoffers are mentioned, not a denial on their part of Jesus’ parousia. [3][better source needed] According to Larry Hurtado, "Paul saw Jesus' resurrection as ushering in the eschatological time foretold by biblical prophets in which the pagan 'Gentile' nations would turn from their idols and embrace the one true God of Israel (e.g., Zechariah 8:20-23), and Paul saw himself as specially called by God to declare God's eschatological acceptance of the Gentiles and summon them to turn to God. Prophecy is a subset of Scripture. (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The incident at Antioch was an Apostolic Age dispute between the apostles Paul and Peter which occurred in the city of Antioch around the middle of the first century. 5They deliberately ignore the fact that the heavens existed of old and earth was formed out of water and through water* by the word of God;d All rights reserved. Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE), Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, The Official Catholic Scripture Study International Bible, Largeprint, Bonded Leather, Black, The Official Catholic Scripture Study International Bible, Largeprint, Bonded Leather, Black - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, RSV Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament 2nd Edition. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures. * [3:8–10] The scoffers’ objection (2 Pt 3:4) is refuted also by showing that delay of the Lord’s second coming is not a failure to fulfill his word but rather a sign of his patience: God is giving time for repentance before the final judgment (cf. If 2 Peter 3:1 alludes to 1 Peter, the audience of the epistle is the various Churches in Asia Minor in general (cf. Dei Verbum 11 – For holy mother Church, relying on the belief of the Apostles (see John 20:31; 2 Tim. Used by permission. For rules for Catholic Biblical Interpretation check out, To learn about the problems with Sola Scripture check out, Click the image to watch the 'Kauai Catholic' episode from EWTN, Gal 5:6 /Jn 6: 53ff / 1 Cor 10:16-18 / Mt 16:18 /, Acts 18:9-10 /2 Cor 10:5 / 1 Pet 3:15 / Heb 13:8 / Jas 4:17, I fully submit to the authority of the Holy Magisterium in any doctrinal matter shared on this site, Contact: (808)223-3249 | nativecatholic[at]gmail.com, 'Signs of Life!' 3Know this first of all, that in the last days scoffers* will come [to] scoff, living according to their own desiresb On the contrary, we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they. * We: at Jesus’ transfiguration, referring to Peter, James, and John . Revelation 2:20.). A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object. Vinification in Hawaii! The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. * We: at Jesus’ transfiguration, referring to Peter, James, and John . Denial of the Parousia. 1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Romans 8:1-39 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…, 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; …, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:28 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more…. Masculine plural of a derivative of leipo; remaining ones. 2 Pt 3:7). of [Amen.]o. Is 65:17–18; Acts 3:21; Rom 8:18–25; Rev 21:1. 1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. Acts quote Peter and James as saying: "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. 2 Pt 2:5), so he will destroy it along with the false teachers on judgment day (7). Hastening: eschatology is here used to motivate ethics (2 Pt 3:11), as elsewhere in the New Testament. 11Since everything is to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought [you] to be, conducting yourselves in holiness and devotion,j Pertaining to self, i.e. (A mission in Molokai), 'Building Virtue' (St. Anthony Kalihi Faith Formation), 'Father, forgive me' - 'Confession' lecture (Benedictine Monastery), 'And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us' (Parish Class), Mary Most Holy: 'Potuit, decuit, ergo fecit!' Acts also describes the time when Peter went to the house of a gentile. Acts 15:28; Revelation 22:18-19). Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural, Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. In 2 Peter 3:16, Paul's letters are referred to as "scripture", which indicates the respect the writer had for Paul's apostolic authority. Salem Media Group. * [3:1–4] The false teachers not only flout Christian morality (cf. Jude 8–19); they also deny the second coming of Christ and the judgment (2 Pt 3:4; cf. * [3:17–18] To avoid the dangers of error and loss of stability Christians are forewarned to be on guard and to grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pt 1:2) of Christ. * [3:3] Scoffers: cf. I am, exist. Some few versions read, as the sense may demand, “will not be found out”; many manuscripts read “will be burned up”; there are further variants in other manuscripts, versions, and Fathers. Acts is entirely silent about any confrontation between Peter and Paul, at that or any other time. Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. He, she, it, they, them, same. 7The present heavens and earth have been reserved by the same word for fire, kept for the day of judgment and of destruction of the godless.f, 8* But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years* and a thousand years like one day.g Copyright 2019-2020 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). Papicolent catechesis, musings, avocations, and culture from the Hawaiian Islands. From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 3rd Person Plural. Proud member The letters of Paul are thus here placed on the same level as books of the Old Testament. Which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 2 Peter 3:16 As also in all of his letters (2 Pet.