Compiled by: Gary W. Summers



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 Destruction (2:1-3) 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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