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Friday, January 18, 2013

2 Peter: Myths (Part 4)

We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:16-21


Every Christian's faith is based on writing. Not myths or cleverly invented stories, but eyewitness's who wrote down what they saw and heard about Jesus. We must believe that they where telling the truth, and not making up stories for the fun of it. Peter goes further to say that this is confirmed by another voice---the voice of the prophets of the Old Testament. These apostles and prophets did not write of their private opinions or their own inspirations, but God-given inspirations. And with these, they predicted things that would happened in 100s of years really accurately If that is not confirmation of the truth of this thing, what could be?


But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
2 Peter 2:1-3

If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 13:1-5

There are always false prophets, like Buddha. Buddha received "enlightenment" and created a new religion. There always have, and always will be false prophets.

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http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=2Pe&c=1&v=1&t=NIV


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