Bible and Theology
Hold Fast to Truth
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jul 11, 2018
Life-Changing Prayers

NEW FROM DR. MICHAEL YOUSSEF

All Scripture is given by God and is therefore completely trustworthy. We must hold fast to every single word.

Read 2 Peter 1:16-21. Today, it is very popular to say the virgin birth, the Noahic flood, and Jonah's three days in the belly of a whale are just fables—and furthermore, that the universe wasn't created in seven days and that Christ's resurrection is just metaphorical. But Peter cautions us to hold fast to all Scripture.

Peter cautions us to hold fast to all Scripture.

"Listen to me," Peter pleads, "I am an eyewitness to the life of Jesus Christ. I followed Him for more than three years, and I heard Him affirm the historicity of these very events. I experienced the majestic power of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. I was there."

Peter boldly testifies to the trustworthiness of the Gospel proclaimed by the apostles. He reminds us that all Scripture has been given to us through the direction of the Holy Spirit—not just the sections that our culture finds believable. 

So confident was Peter in Christ and His fulfillment of Scripture that, when it came time to die for his faith, he asked to be crucified upside-down, considering himself unworthy to die in the same manner as Jesus. Let me tell you something: No one has ever asked to be crucified upside-down for mere fables.

Prayer: Lord, help me hold fast to Scriptural Truth with the same assurance that Peter displayed. I long to submit to You and honor Your Word. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

"Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things" (2 Peter 1:20).