Concordia Theological Monthly

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christian faith, christian life, love, virtue, grace, st. peter, sanctification, st. paul

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Peter had nearly reached the end of his career, 2 Pet. 1, 14. Sees much in the world that disturbs him. Prevalence of false teaching, 2, 1. General corruption of society, Vv. 10-12. Greater apostasy in days to come, Vv. 2. 20-22. Inspired by the Holy Ghost, 1, 21, he writes to his beloved Christians, of whom he says that they had obtained like precious faith with him, 1, 1, and issues to them a call to holiness, progressive holiness, and an admonition to stand by the Scriptures as the sure Word of Prophecy.


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2 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 2 Timothy 1:9; John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; Romans 14:23b; Galatians 5:6b; James 2:17; 2 Timothy 4:5-8; 1 John 1:1-4; 1 John 3:1-5; Hebrews 1:1-6; Luke 10:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars