And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;2 Peter 2:5 (KJV)
Preacher – This is one of those verses that should cause some consideration. Peter calls Noah a preacher. How did Peter arrive at this statement? Noah was introduced in Genesis chapter 5 and dies in chapter 9. It’s not until the end of chapter 9 that Noah says anything, and when Noah does speak, he curses his grandson Canaan. Where, in all of Genesis, does Peter get the idea that Noah was a preacher of righteousness?
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As also in all his epistles, 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 scriptures, unto their own destruction.
2 Peter 3:16 (KJV)
Other scriptures – How often do you read Paul’s letters in comparison to the time spent reading the Tanakh (Old Testament)? If you’re like most Christians, you probably read primarily from Paul’s writings supplemented with the Gospels and other letters, and rarely dig into the Tanakh. This is what Peter is warning us about. There were others that obviously did this as well, and these were the people who struggled to their own destruction.
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