2 Peter 1:16 (KJV) Cunningly Devised Fables

2 Peter 1:16 (KJV)
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

I take it that people even then (though some today claim they were all ignorant and superstitious) recognized that there were some cunningly devised fables existing in their day.

  • The fable of polytheism
  • The fable of pantheism
  • The fable of Apotheosis (worshiping kings and sovereigns)
  • The fable of ancestor worship

These and many others were in full swing in the times of Peter’s writing. That he would say the faith of Christianity is not a cunningly devised fable assumes that his readers could have identified many of them.

Something that is cunningly devised is not innocent. It is malicious. It is schemed to deceive and to damage those who swallow it. It is meticulously formulated for the purpose of luring people into it. It is false It is of the devil.

The faith of the Christian is the opposite of all that is cunningly devised.

  • It is honest, coming from eyewitnesses
  • It is heavenly, pleasing to God the Father
  • It is sure, delivered to us from men of God

 

 

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2 Peter 1:16 (KJV) Cunningly Devised Fables

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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