2 Peter 3: 14-18….Peter rounds off the letter.

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters whenContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 14-18….Peter rounds off the letter.”

2 Peter 3: 10-13…..but the promise remains!

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sortContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 10-13…..but the promise remains!”

2 Peter 3: 1-4….And so it goes on!

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles, knowing this first of all, thatContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 1-4….And so it goes on!”

2 Peter 3: 5-9….. Remember!

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth thatContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 5-9….. Remember!”

2 Peter 2: 17-22….Strong words, indeed!

These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves ofContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 17-22….Strong words, indeed!”

2 Peter 2: 10b-16….Strong language, indeed!

Bold and wilful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, willContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 10b-16….Strong language, indeed!”

2 Peter 2: 4-10a….Examples provided.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the worldContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 4-10a….Examples provided.”

2 Peter 2: 1-3….So what’s new?

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And inContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 1-3….So what’s new?”

2 Peter 1: 16-21….I was an eye and ear witness!

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honour and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, ‚ÄúThis is myContinue reading “2 Peter 1: 16-21….I was an eye and ear witness!”

2 Peter 1: 12-14…. Forgive me, but I won’t shut up!

Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of my body will beContinue reading “2 Peter 1: 12-14…. Forgive me, but I won’t shut up!”