Sunday, July 22, 2012

Prophecy of Scripture Is Not For Private Interpretation

"Prophecy of Scripture Is Not For Private Interpretation"
I am speaking as a Biblical Born-Again Evangelical Christian
The below scripture shows us that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things, and that He does not hand over the job of interpreting His word to anyone for private interpretation. He is who teaches His word to all who receive it. From clergy to the youngest believers, we are called to study Scripture. Acts 17 shows us that it is good for God's people to search the scriptures daily to see if what we are being taught anywhere is actually the truth.

The Catholic church teaches that people cannot learn directly from God. It says that the Catholic church leaders interpret scripture, while God's word shows otherwise

2 Peter 1:20 - 21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever
Debra J.M. Smith 2012  
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