For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honour and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Comment: I read the other day that only 20% of Americans believe that the Bible is more than myths and fables. Peter, who was there and doesn’t have to guess back over 2,000 years simply says I was there, I saw and I heard. I guess that if people were doubting his word when he was still living in their midst and talking about what he had seen and heard when we shouldn’t be surprised if after these many years people call him a liar. He, however, is very emphatic that the Bible is an accurate record of what God is stating and is the absolute truth. He presents a very high view of the scriptures.
Prayer: Thank You that Your word is truth, O God.
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Thank you Barry for your comments on this passage. Having Peter’s own personal testimony, having been with Jesus for 3 years, having seen Jesus heal the sick, the lame and the blind, and having seen Jesus after He had risen from the dead, and also having had breakfast on the beach with Jesus before His ascension confirms for me that the Bible is true. God bless you.
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Thank you Esther smith