Speaker: Jerry Cisar
It’s ironic that Peter commented on Paul’s letters that they were hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16), when many scholars suggest that 1 Peter 3:19-20 are one of the hardest parts of scripture to understand. A bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
To be fair, it’s hard to understand because of both the cultural and 2,000 year separation between that original audience and us. Can such a seemingly strange text have anything practical to say to us? Can we see past the difficulties to hear those parts that are not difficult?