2 Peter 3:15 (KJV) And account [that] the longsuffering of our Master [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
This is the truth that Paul was writing. Our Master Yahushua is salvation. Not the law.
2 Peter 3:16 (KJV) 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 (or twist), as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
This is a warning from Peter (Kepha) that Paul’s writings are hard to understand and if we are unlearned (in the rest of Yahweh’s word) it is easy to get confused and end up twisting the scripture to say something it is not because of our lack of understanding.
Those who claim that the law is done away with do not have a thing to base their beliefs on unless they turn to either Acts 15 or Paul’s epistles. Neither James nor John nor Peter have anything in their writings that appear on the surface to say the law is done away with. This is why Peter (Kepha) warns us. In fact He says that we can twist Paul’s writings to our own destruction!
Now think about this. Who will be destroyed on the last day? Matthew 7:21-23 in the New King James version says it well:
Matt 7:21 Not every one that says unto Me, Master, Master, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of my Father in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Master, Master, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name?
23 (KJV) And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you: depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!‘
Who are those many who claim Yahushua yet practice lawlessness? The word here in the Greek language is from Strong’s 458:
458. anomia an-om-ee’-ah from 459; illegality, i.e. violation of law or (genitive case) wickedness:–iniquity, X transgress(-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.
Now I am not saying that if we are ignorant of this that we are damned. For if even a brand new believer who knows very little about our Father’s will for his life fails to keep His word due to his lack of knowledge, there is grace available.
The real issue is are we seeking to do His will? Are we willingly ignorant? Once we realize what His will is for us, do we respond with a willing heart of obedience?
Whether a new believer, a long-time believer or any of us.. these are the heart-searching questions.
What I see here is that there will be a large number of people who claim to call Him their Master, but don’t bother to do the will of the Heavenly Father. This is not our goal, I hope. Our goal is to depart from “violation of the law.”