The Hard Sayings of Paul (2 Peter 3:16)
According to the apostle Peter some of the things Paul said were hard to understand, and because of that misunderstanding that people have Peter tells us they "will be destroyed" (2 Pet 3:16).
What is it that Paul could have said that was of such importance that it would cause many to be destroyed for their misunderstood of it? The answer to that question is found in the video below and the 4 part series on the "Hard Sayings of Paul."
Part 1 - Explaining 2 Peter 3:14-17
In Part 1 we’ll examine the reason for Peter saying what he did about Paul's writings being hard to understand. Also in order to better understand Paul's writing, we'll take a closer look at why it was necessary for the Messiah Yahoshua to have to die in order for our sins to be forgiven. If the Almighty tells us that He'll forgive us if we 'repent' than why was it necessary for the Savior to suffer and die in order for our sins to be forgiven?
Part 2 - Objections People have to obeying the heavenly Father’s Law
If the Savior died to save us from “sin” (Matt 1:21) and since sin is a violation of God’s Law (1 John 3:4) then why did Paul say the following:
"By the deeds of the Law there shall no flesh be Justified..." Rom 3:20
Aren't we're under a "different" Law, the "law of the Messiah (Christ)"?
Part 3 - The New Covenant and the Law
In Part 3, we’ll take an in-depth look at the roll that God’s Law has in the New Testament. The vast majority of Christians today believe that although the Heavenly Father required His Law to be obeyed in the Old Testament, it no longer has to be obeyed in the New. This misunderstanding is based in part on the misconception that most Christians, including their ‘ministers’, have today as to what the “New Testament” actually is:
Heb 8:8 Behold, the days are coming says Yahuweh, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:10 this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahuweh; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts….(see also Jer 31:31-34)
The New Covenant, or Testament, is the Heavenly Father’s Law written on the hearts and minds of His People.
Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law;….
Part 4 - Did the Almighty change his mind concerning His Law?
Who many times have you heard ministers give an arousing sermon on Malachi 3:6 and how Yahuweh said, “I do not change” and than turn right around and explain how God changed his mind concerning His Law. All throughout Israel's history the heavenly Father sent prophet after prophet telling them to repent, turn back to the Law, and stop sinning. But, according to the same ministers, they say that in the apostles preached that God supposedly did away with His Law.
A Law that we‘re told is “perfect” (Psa 19:7),
A law that Paul tells us is “righteous, holy and good” (Rom 7:12), and that "only those who obey it will be saved" (Rom 2:13). Read the entire article, it could change your life.
In this article entitled "Poor Paul" - Rom 7:,15,19 we’ll take a look at what it is that Paul meant when he said, "I practice the very evil that I do not want to do.”
Was the apostle Paul really a man out of control? Was he someone that wanted to do the right thing but was unable to do so, a man that was practicing the "very evil" that he did not to do?
Is this the same man that said:
“I can do ALL things through Messiah who strengthens me” - Phil 4:13
Sinners will not inherit the Kingdom of God - 1Cor 6:9-10; Gal 5:21
“if you live after the flesh, you shall die“ - Rom 8:13
“The old man is crucified with Messiah, …henceforth we should not serve sin.” - Rom
“It’s no longer I who lives by Messiah that lives in me.” - Gal 2:20
“those who are Messiah’s HAVE crucified the flesh with it’s affections and lust” - Gal 5:24
After reading the articles if you have any questions or comments please let me know and I will address them. And thank you for taking the time to watch the video.