Today is Thursday, August 4, 2022, and our bible verse of the day will be taken from the book of (2 Peter 3:15-16)
And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation-as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the scriptures.(2 Peter 3:15-16)
Saint Paul is the writer of about 14 letters and epistles in the new testament.
And most of the false teaching and controversies in the bible arise from Paul’s letters and epistles.
But Saint Peter, who earlier knew about this forewarned the Christians to be careful about how untaught and unstable people are using the letters and epistles of Paul in the bible to deceive many.
We often refer to these kinds as false prophets, and Jesus and as well as other writers of the scriptures, including Paul himself had warned us against them.
One of Jesus’ several warnings:
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.Mathew 24:4-6
And also one of Paul’s several warnings:
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.Acts 20:29-31.
And for this reason, we should really take heed when anyone is using any of Paul’s letters or epistles to interpret the bible for us.
Below are the 14 letters of Paul.
- First Corinthians.
- Second Corinthians.
- First Thessalonians
- Second Thessalonians
- First Timothy
- Second Timothy
Let us pray to God to deliver us from the lies and deceits of the false prophets.
Heavenly Father, we pray you to deliver us from the lies and deceits of the false prophets who are surrounding us every day.
Open our understanding to discern their wiles for we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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