Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2 Peter 1:16-21 · Should Only Church Leaders Interpret Scripture? - Steve Gregg





Steve Gregg looks at what "the coming of Jesus Christ" means in this instance, what "the morning star rises in your hearts" refers to, and easily dispels the Roman Catholic myth that only church leaders can interpret scripture.

2 Peter 1:16-21


New King James Version (NKJV)

The Trustworthy Prophetic Word


16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed,[a] which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,[b] 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God[c] spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.


Footnotes:

  1. 2 Peter 1:19 Or We also have the more sure prophetic word.
  2. 2 Peter 1:20 Or origin
  3. 2 Peter 1:21 NU-Text reads but men spoke from God.
New King James Version (NKJV) The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.