As I was reading through II Peter trying to gain a better understanding of the 'End Times', I came to a verse near the end that caused me to stop and meditate upon the significance of it.
Stepping back into time, I thought of Peter, who walked and talked with Jesus, the one whom Jesus called the Rock, upon whom He would build His church, the one whom He told to feed His sheep if he loved Him; also the one who agonized over denying his Lord three times. This is the man who wrote the first and second epistles of Peter, who wrote the verse that is the object of my thought.
II Peter 3:15 & 16 says ' 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.'
The significance this verse gives to the relationship that Peter had with Paul is very insightful to me. Peterís epistle was written in the mid 60ís AD and Paulís epistles are dated from the late 40ís to early 60ís AD, so it appears Peter had first hand knowledge of Paulís epistles to the churches, giving credence to the veracity of Paulís writings being God inspired, and totally accepted by Peter, the Rock, one of the disciples who walked with Jesus the Son of God.
It is also plain to see that people were already trying to twist and change Scripture, ending in their own destruction.