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Let's Agree to Disagree About Agreeing to Disagree

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (2 Pe. 1:19-21)

It’s something akin to when, as a new Christian, we search the scriptures to find the origin of “Christmas”, only to discover that it’s not something ever actually mentioned in the Bible, but entirely derived outside of God’s Word. In spite of the possible good intentions which spawned it, we nonetheless must reconcile what exactly is or is not specified In God’s Word in order to determine how we are going to handle what has been superimposed upon it. Many times, just like Christmas, it turns out to be something entirely exterior to Scripture which has a manmade connection to something in God’s Word, but not actually found within it and is really more in the nature of a “tradition”. But while It is difficult to find a Bible teacher at any level who is not up front and honest when it comes to the origins of “Christmas”, such is a rare case when it comes to the issue of eschatology. While there are always those who are dogmatic and unyielding, the most common response to issues raised concerning the Second Coming is usually, “Let’s not divide over what is a difference of opinion. Let’s just agree to disagree.” Is that Peter’s meaning in making such a non-variable statement, “We have the prophetic word made more sure”, something which is not “a matter of one’s own interpretation” when the premise is actually manmade?

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