Phillip and the Eunuch


#1

I’m probably spelling Eunuch wrong, but here’s my question. This passage is often used from the bible to show that the bible is difficult to understand and we require teachers (i.e. the church). Just so there is no confusion, the passage I’m referring to is 2 Peter 1:20-21.

Now, wouldn’t this also imply that Phillip should have been an authorized teacher by the Church? Or is just anyone able to teach the scripture?

I say this too because the Eunuch was a well educated man and I guess would have been someone who wouldn’t really need anyone to teach him what the scriptures were saying.


#2

[quote=Catholic Tom]I’m probably spelling Eunuch wrong, but here’s my question. This passage is often used from the bible to show that the bible is difficult to understand and we require teachers (i.e. the church). Just so there is no confusion, the passage I’m referring to is 2 Peter 1:20-21.

Now, wouldn’t this also imply that Phillip should have been an authorized teacher by the Church? Or is just anyone able to teach the scripture?

I say this too because the Eunuch was a well educated man and I guess would have been someone who wouldn’t really need anyone to teach him what the scriptures were saying.
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You spelled eunuch correctly but Philip incorrectly. Philip was a deacon (Acts 6:5). So he was “instructed.”


#3

That’s the whole point. The eunuch, who was an educated man, recognized that he couldn’t interpret Scripture for himself. He needed someone with the authority (that is, Philip) to do so, which is what the Church continues to do to this day.


#4

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