Originally Posted by Twospirits
In some of Christ's teachings he spoke specifically to the Pharisees, whom he knew would reject him and who were under their own laws and who came to him with trick questions.
Although I'm not following all that KJ is saying word for word, few of us always agree every perspective at all times.
At the time of Paul and Peters writings, the cannon of the NT was not completed. Paul was referring to the OT prophets GRAPHE as 'inspired'.
I do believe Paul and Peters interpretations, understandings of those writings were infallible, as were their letters and instructions to their original first century intercovenantal audience. But they are not 'inspired' and 'God Breathed' or specifically given for reproof, correction or authoritative in training in righteousness by law Faith in the same manner that the OT prophets were inspired or in the same authoritativeness of Jesus words and teachings, being spoken as the very words of God, from Deut 18.
The verbal/plenary crowd makes an emphasis that Peter wrote that some twist Pauls writings as they do the other scriptures thus equating Pauls writings as inspired and 'god breathed'. That is not the intent of the context of 2 Peter 3:16. The emphasis is that there are some who were taking Paul's letters and misunderstanding and twisting their words against their original intent like they did the other scriptures of the OT. There is no intended equivalent of Pauls letters and the OT 'Graphe'.
2 Peter 3:16. As also in all [his] EPISTOLES speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest , as [they do] also the other GRAPHES, unto their own destruction.
In the NT Graphe ALWAYS refers to the OT scriptures and epistolē NEVER does. Epistle refers to letters in general weather from an apostle or otherwise. Some letters of the apostles are not included in the cannon, but referred to in the ones that are.
2 Tim 3:16 uses the words Graphe, not apostolic Epistole.
I know this goes against the statements of faiths [indoctrinations] of bible colleges and some church doctrinal statements, but that is their error, not mine, and is part of the source of some dispensational, futurist errors.
This emphasis of equating the epistles as 'god breathed' may also have begun as a result of from roman inquisition and pressure to present an explanation of the beliefs of the church in a systematized and categorized way in a manner similar to roman law.
Many an error would have been generated by this approach including interpreting the epistles in a futurist manner, rather than implicate the Roman empire as being under control of the Almighty for his purposes in the first century and the end of their domain, power and authority.
Last edited by EndtimesDeut32/70AD; 05-23-2011 at 12:49 PM.
1Thess 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
If you are oppressed and enslaved by religious law, you may have a tendency to oppress, enslave and attempt to lord over others who are free.