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When Error Leads to Destruction

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. — 2 Peter 3:14–18

One of the primary reasons that a Holy Spirit-filled, born again Christian is supposed to devote themselves to Scripture, is because it re-educates us where we have been deceived by the world by the very words that we use. Nearly every definition of a term found in God’s Word is manipulated or outright redefined by the world’s dictionary so that it does not resemble that which God’s Word originally intended. And thus we learn the true meaning of such things as “love”, “faith” or “hope” through Scripture, whose respective biblical definitions are a measurable contrast to the world’s meaning. But even lesser, more ordinary words can be misconstrued because we still assume that God’s Word is using them in the fashion most familiar to our worldly upbringing. It would not be unusual to read the above passage and interpret the phrase “to their own destruction” as merely meaning, “potentially harmful” or “not beneficial”. That is not how Scripture uses the term “destruction” at all. When someone distorts Scripture, the eventual consequences are far more serious than most realize.

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