1. Growing in Salvation (1)
a. Escaping From Corruption (1:1-4)
b. Growing One's Faith (1:5-7)
c. "Blessed Assurance" (1:8-11)
d. The Need For Remembrance (1:12-15)
e. The Origin of the Word of God (1:16-21)
2. The Character of False Teachers (2)
a. False Teachers: Their Method and Their
b. God Does Punish (2:4-9)
c. The Character of the False Teacher (2:10-17)
d. Escape to Slavery (2:18-22)
3. The Second Coming of Christ (3)
a. Scoffers (3:1-4)
b. The Previous Example (3:4-7)
c. The Reason for the Delay (3:8-9)
d. The End of the World (3:10-13)
e. What This Certainty Means to Christians (3:14-18)
1:3-4 "As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to
life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called
us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us
exceedingly great and precious promises, that through
these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having
escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
1:5-7 "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to
your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge
self-control, to self-control perseverance, to persever-
ance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to
brotherly kindness love."
1:20-21 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of
any private interpretation [origin, gws], for prophecy
never came by the will of man, but holy men of God
spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
2:1 "But there were also false prophets among the people, even as
there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly
bring in destructive heresies; even denying the Lord who
bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction."
2:20 "For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter
end is worse for them than the beginning."
3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count
slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that
any should perish but that all should come to repentance."
3:10-11 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the
night, in which the heavens will pass away with a
great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent
heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be
burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be
dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in
holy conduct and godliness."
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