2 Peter 1

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2 Peter 1

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Comments 2 Peter 1
Peter calls himself "a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ". The word servant is from the Greek doulos meaning "a slave, bondman, man of servile condition"[1] Like the Levites he belonged to God.
Early Christians were partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world?
The phrase "through the knowledge of him" has to do with faith in Christ. Many claim that faith but Christ tells us many will say they come in His name but he never knew them.[2]
Peter's progression is from faith to virtue[3] and from that virtue which is action we may come to knowledge[4]and from knowledge to temperance[5] and from temperance to patience[6] and from patience to godliness.[7]...
If we are diligent[8] for Christ said we must strive for the way is narrow.
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 Study[8] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Without that diligent striving you may become barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off..."
"...rather ... give diligence to make your calling and election sure."
What "world" and what corruption is Peter talking about. His kingdom is not a part of that world.
Do we believe in fables?
 : 1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
What was the Christian conflict with Rome?
How does the Modern Christian Church differ from the early Church?
[2 Peter 1:1]

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Peter's progression

1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence[9], add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence[8] to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Be not Negligent

1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; 14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 15 Moreover I will endeavour[8] that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

Devise not fables

1:16 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. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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Footnotes

  1. 1401 ~δοῦλος~ doulos \@doo’-los\@ from 1210; n AV-servant 120, bond 6, bondman 1; 127
    1) a slave, bondman, man of servile condition
    1a) a slave
    1b) metaph., one who gives himself up to another’s will, those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men
    1c) devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests
    2) a servant, attendant
  2. Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    Mark 13:6 "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am [Christ]; and shall deceive many."
    Luke 13:23 "Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity."
  3. 703 ~ἀρέτη~ arete \@ar-et’-ay\@ from the same as 730; TDNT-1:457,77; {See TDNT 93} n f AV-virtue 4, praise 1; 5
    1) a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action
    1a) virtue, moral goodness
    2) any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity
  4. 1108 ~γνῶσις~ gnosis \@gno’-sis\@ from 1097; TDNT-1:689,119; {See TDNT 157} n f AV-knowledge 28, science 1; 29
    1) knowledge signifies in general intelligence, understanding
    1a) the general knowledge of Christian religion
    1b) the deeper more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as belongs to the more advanced
    1c) esp. of things lawful and unlawful for Christians
    1d) moral wisdom, such as is seen in right living
    For Synonyms see entry 5826 & 5894
  5. 1466 ~ἐγκράτεια~ egkrateia \@eng-krat’-i-ah\@ from 1468; TDNT-2:339,196; {See TDNT 208} n f AV-temperance 4; 4
    1) self-control (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites)
  6. 5281 ~ὑπομονή~ hupomone \@hoop-om-on-ay’\@ from 5278; TDNT-4:581,581; {See TDNT 481} n f AV-patience 29, enduring 1, patient continuance 1, patient waiting 1; 32
    1) steadfastness, constancy, endurance
    1a) in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings
    1b) patiently, and steadfastly
    2) a patient, steadfast waiting for
    3) a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance
    For Synonyms see entry 5861
  7. 2150 ~εὐσέβεια~ eusebeia \@yoo-seb’-i-ah\@ from 2152; TDNT-7:175,1010; {See TDNT 705} n f AV-godliness 14, holiness 1; 15
    1) reverence, respect
    2) piety towards God, godliness See Religion
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 4704 ~σπουδάζω~ spoudazo \@spoo-dad’-zo\@ from 4710; TDNT-7:559,1069; {See TDNT 735} v AV-endeavour 3, do diligence 2, be diligent 2, give diligence 1, be forward 1, labour 1, study 1; 11
    1) to hasten, make haste
    2) to exert one’s self, endeavour, give diligence
  9. 4710 ~σπουδή~ spoude \@spoo-day’\@ from 4692; TDNT-7:559,1069; {See TDNT 735} n f AV-diligence 5, haste 2, business 1 (Romans 12:11 ), care 1, forwardness 1, earnest care 1 (2 Corinthians 8:16), carefulness 1; 12
    1) haste, with haste
    2) earnestness, diligence
    2a) earnestness in accomplishing, promoting, or striving after anything
    2b) to give all diligence, interest one’s self most earnestly