âAnd account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As 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.â II Peter 3:15-16
It took humility for Peter to say that he had a hard time understanding some of the things Paul wrote. It is true for every one of us that some things written in the Bible are hard to understand. This is true even for ministers. When a minister is asked a question about a passage in the Bible, there is nothing wrong, in fact it is right, for him to admit he doesnât know the answer when he doesnât. It does not disqualify a man from teaching the body when he doesnât know the answer to everything. In fact the opposite is true, he is disqualified from teaching when he thinks he knows it all.