Reality of Faith
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty." 2 Pet. 1:16
Not . . . fables in vs. 16 are the second key phrase for scrutiny. While Peter may detect a slight reluctance on the part of his audience to receive these truths as realities of the faith, he hastens to assure them that so far as he and his fellow apostles are concerned, they had not followed cunningly devised fables. To the contrary, they were eyewitnesses to His majesty and ear witnesses of the message from heaven. It may be possible for one to be deceived. However, when there is more than one and all testify to the same experience, then the message moves into the realm of reality.