Thank you for your response Ken. I know you have time to 'waste', as you put it, however, it will be nice if you first answer the question at hand, before anything else. So, let me run that again for you.I explained that ONCE proving that Peter was CHOSEN as a witness to leave us a MEMORY because WE were not CHOSEN TO BE AN APOSTLE.
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
What do you understand of "obtained" here?
JESUS PICKED THE APOSTLES WHO HAD NOT KNOWN QUALIFICATIONS AS SCHOLARS.
2Pet. 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an APOSTLE of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained LIKE precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
IF YOU READ THE WHOLE CHAPTER YOU WILL KNOW THAT Jesus made the PROPHECIES CONCERNING HIM More Certain. Jesus picked men to EXECUTE His Last Will and Testament as eye-- and ear-- WITNESSES.
Men like Peter left his PART of the PERFECT WILL as our MEMORY. He Warned that Private Interpretation or Further Expounding would mark FALSE TEACHERS
2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first, that no PROPHECY of the SCRIPTURE is of any PRIVATE INTERPRETATION
2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Eph. 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Therefore, if you think that Jesus SPEAKS to give you FAITH, that will FORCE you to speak in isolated verses and disparage the WHOLE Record of Peter revealed VISUALLY AND AUDIBLY as a CHOSEN APOSTLE.
Now, I love to write and speak to myself so be patient with an older person who was baptized in 1942 but didn't learn how to read BLACK text on BROWN Paper until retirement in 1979.
1Pet. 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pet. 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pet. 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pet. 1:21 Who BY HIM BELIEVE in God
, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; THAT your FAITH and hope might be in God.
1Pet. 1:22 Seeing ye have PURIFYING your souls in OBEYING the TRUTH through the Spirit
unto unfeigned love of the brethren,
see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the WORDS
that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT
, and they are LIFE
Jesus probably was ignorant that people could receive SPIRIT and LIFE without the WORD, Logos or regulative princip.e
1Pet. 1:23 Being BORN AGAIN,
not of corruptible SEED, but of incorruptible,
by the WORD
of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot SEE the kingdom of God.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of WATER and of the SPIRIT, he cannot ENTERED into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be BORN AGAIN.
1Pet. 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.
The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Pet. 1:25 But the WORD of the Lord endureth for ever.
And this is the WORD which by the gospel is PREACHED unto you.THOSE WHO BELIEVED THE GOSPEL AND WERE BAPTIZED
1Pet. 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pet. 2:2 As NEWBORN BABES
desire the sincere milk of the WORD,
THAT ye may GROW thereby:
Eph. 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief CORNER STONE.
1Pet. 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pet. 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a LIVING STONE, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pet. 2:5 Ye also, as LIVELY STONES, are built up a spiritual house,
an holy priesthood, to offer up SPIRITUAL sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1Pet. 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,
Behold, I lay in Sion a chief CORNER STONE, elect, precious:
and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pet. 2:7 Unto you therefore which BELIEVE
he is precious:
but unto them which be DISOBEDIENT, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner,
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and PREACH
the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that BELIEVETH
AND is baptized shall be saved;
but he that BELIEVETH NOT shall be damned.
1Pet. 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1Pet. 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
1Pet. 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
1Pet. 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
1Pet. 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a WITNESS of the SUFFERING of Christ, and also a PARTAKER of the glory that shall be revealed:
Jesus PICKED the Apostles bur not from Rabinic University.
They were the SIMPLE to which God speaks but He HIDES from the Wise or Sophists: trained speakers, singers, instrument players, actors.
THEY simply left US a Memory which WE cannot private interpret or FURTHER EXPOUND because that would repudiate the Spirit of God Which speaks ONLY through Jesus His Son who does NOT speak anything the Father has not revealed to Him. He was hated and murdered and He left a MARK for those who Speak ONLY what He commanded to teach who will ALSO be hated and never picked as a SENIOR PASTOR or as the Reformer says, SET A KING OVER US. God gave the KINGS in His Anger