What writings are specifically mentioned as containing some things difficult to understand?
"And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also
according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them
of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable
wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction." 2 Peter 3: 15, 16.
Note - Some scriptures are too plain to be misunderstood, while the meaning of others cannot so readily be
discerned. To obtain a comprehensive knowledge of any Bible truth, scripture must be compared with
scripture, and there should be "careful research and prayerful reflection." But all such study will be richly
For what spiritual enlightenment should everyone pray?
In whom is the gift?
What effect did the preaching of the apostles have upon the hearers?
How had Christ's teaching by parables been foretold?
What will He then do for each one?
What will be the experience of those who say in their hearts that the Lord is not soon coming?
14. What scripture for ever precludes the idea that the dead come back to earth to communicate with the living?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle