To what extent can we be allowed to privately interpret 2 Peter?
There is so much in both 2 Peter 2 and Jude that looks like the “Holy Spirit filled” prosperity/evangelist/healing teachers of today.
But then again, I’ve known personally and heard of many non-denominational believers (including many former Catholics) who’ve been very encouraged in their faith through these non-denominational (many times t.v.) teachers…including being healed from addictions, dead faith, and unchaste behaviors.
But, the Holy Spirit seems to speak to my conscience whenever I hear these teachers saying words of rebuke to the devil/demons, saying things like “let’s step on his head” or “let’s give the devil a whipping” or similar ideas.
This seems to apply to 2Peter 2:10-12 as well as Jude :8, “slandering celestial beings…”.
Yet, these teachers/preachers don’t seem to deny Christ (as in Jude :4), in fact they constantly refer to Him in a very sincere way…
If we can make this interpretation, could denying Christ mean they deny His Church? The Universal (Catholic) Body of Christ?
Thanks for any wisdom!