2 Peter. Explained.

Posted: March 18, 2015 in Ma-Papel (Paperworks)

The Apostle Peter writes another letter in order for the believer to teach them on how to deal with false teachers and evildoers inside the church (2 Pet. 2:1). This letter talks about perseverance because we have hope, and this hope leads us to praise God for our salvation. With the knowledge of salvation is that the qualities of the Christian life is seen (self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection and love). One who is in Christ would make a distinction. This marks that it is impossible to have an encounter with Christ and remain unchanged. That is why it would be easy to detect a false teacher and evildoer. They do not have the same qualities as the true Christian. Also, we are to look forward to the coming of Christ, that He is coming soon.

As a reader, it seemed that Jude and 2 Peter is closely related. That shows that Scriptures has unity among the authors. The lesson we learn, however, is that even today, false teachers exist in our midst and we must be careful. A true Christian is not only knowledgable about God and His word, but has changed life. We also must look forward to the day that Christ comes back, so we must live our lives in view of eternity, not just for the fleeting moments of today.


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