A few interesting notes regarding the Book of 2Peter.
Do you strive to Elucidate* all of Holy Scripture?
Do you Elide** verses that do not agree with your beliefs?
2Peter 2:12, "But these men, like irrational animals created by nature for capture and destruction,
deride what they do not understand, and will perish in their own corruption...".
Here is a quote from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) which fits perfectly with this verse:
"There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church,
but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church."
How many to this day "deride what they do not understand" about the Catholic Church?
They do so because of what they believe in what they are taught by false teachers, rather than
by going to the source, the Catholic Church, for the truth of what it teaches.
Read about how I got started in apologetics whereas to know what non-Catholics were taught,
I did not listen to them but went directly to their sources for the truth of what they were taught.
I obtained their own teaching materials, and saw for myself the misconceptions they had
regarding the Catholic Church.
Here is what is said about 2Peter 2:12 from the Haydock Bible commentary:
Ver. 12. But these men, &c. These infamous heretics of whom he speaks, like brutes, void of reason, naturally
following the disorderly inclinations of their nature corrupted by sin, tend, or run headlong into the snares of the devil,
to their own destruction and perdition, blaspheming against the mysteries of religion, and against what they do not understand. (Witham)
Written by Bob Stanley
January 19, 2012
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