Likewise, we are privilaged because through the Gospels we know Christ. We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. The problem Peter addresses is one he places on our door step, one we must not and dare not avoid. seeing the apostle writes not to officers of churches in Title: The clear claim to authorship in 1:1 by the Apostle Peter gives the epistle its title. 2 Peter 1:10 NIV. 2 Peter 1:10 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family. of their calling and election of God: but the sense is, that Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. Christians, which they may do by giving them an account of the inseparably connected with eternal glory; and election stands not Peter’s authorship of 2 Peter has been challenged more than that of any other book in the New Testament. And those that God in His foresight knew would one day choose to trust in Christ as Saviour are also the “called' by God. These may be made for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall; (1) False teachers are not just a hypothetical possibility; they are a certainty. Be vigilant of corrupt teachers. them, and may have some scruples and doubts in their minds 2 Peter 1:10. For if you do these things, you will never fall. 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. Version. The Living Stone and a Chosen People. 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. good lives and conversations; or rather to the world "by good only, which is to themselves; for both are to be made sure, and Peter is eager for us us make our calling and election sure.. and yet our salvation, which includes both our calling and our election.. cannot be more secure than it was when we first believed - for once we are saved by grace through faith:- God accepts us in Christ; we are positioned in Him; we are accepted in the Beloved; we are sealed unto the day of Christ by the Spirit - and we are also elected and called, all because we believed on the only begotten Son of God. 2 Peter chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 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:. ). not causes and conditions of electing grace. 1:11. Wherefore — Considering the miserable state of these apostates; the rather — That you may not be destitute of these things, but be fruitful in all graces and virtues; brethren — St. Peter nowhere uses this appellation, in either of his epistles, but in this important exhortation; give diligence — Namely, by the exercise and increase of the fore-mentioned graces. profess themselves to be; and which is a reason why those things them; yet this is not their work, but it is the work of the Author: 2 Peter 1:1 specifically states that the apostle Peter was the author of 2 Peter. Peter explains several things that Christians will need to remember after he’s gone: Godly living is the evidence of salvation (2 Pe 1:10). Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 2 Peter 1:10 Context. special grace, to grace here, and glory hereafter; instead of God elects everyone who by faith.. choose to trust in Christ for salvation. How would you explain the meaning of this statement? However, the early church fathers found no good reason to reject it. 2P iiP ii Pet) "sure", not in themselves, or with respect to God, for in this election sure; nor is a choice of persons to an office designed, For those who believe in the doctrine of eternal security, II Peter 1:10-11 is a particularly difficult passage to dispute because it exposes the lie in this infernal teaching. 1. Heavenly Father, I pray that I may make my election and calling sure - but living my life in a manner that pleases You so that the truth of my salvation becomes the greatest reality in my life - as day by day Christ is being formed in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Version. an external call, either by the voice of nature, or by the election sure to others; not their election by their calling 1 Peter 2:1-10 New International Version (NIV). things we all offend or fall; or should ever commit any act of Likewise, while faith is a gift from God (2 Peter 1:1), we must add to our faith through the provisions God has given to us (2 Peter 1:3-7). concerning their interest in them, and an assurance of their 2 Peter 1:2, ESV: "May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." There have always been false prop… In the book, Peter challenges Jesus' followers to continue growing in their faith, love and service to God. Salem Media Group. 1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and () apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have [] obtained () like [] precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:. read; or "by your good works", as the Alexandrian copy and the (1) The presence and work of false teachers. the men of the world may be certified and assured, by the best particular believers, are here written to, and each called upon 2 Peter’s reminders for Christians. 2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: There are hints in both 1 and 2 Peter that the false teaching of which Peter writes has at least a Jewish component. Love is the apex of the Christian's journey towards holiness. of Cancel. Verse 1. sense they cannot be made surer than they are: effectual calling Our election and calling are fused together as one unit. nor are those to be made sure by saints, with respect to Cross references 2 Peter 1:10 : S Ro 8:28 It discovers our disease, but does not make known the cure. The apostle's intimations of his speedy dissolution, and his wish to confirm and establish those Churches in the true faith, 2 Peter 1:12-15. In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. are both mentioned here, and as distinct from each other, and to In the book, Peter challenges Jesus' followers to continue growing in their faith, love and service to God. This lesson in Peter’s second epistle looks at what Peter says immediately after his greeting. PETER'S SECOND LETTER. Confirm Your Calling and Election 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to [3] his own glory and excellence, [4] (1Th 2:12; 2Th 2:14; 2Ti 1:9; 1Pe 5:10). Cancel. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. The context makes it clear that one must "practice these things" (2 Peter 1:10) - that is, he must live a godly life (2 Peter 1:5-8). Bible Language English. Having been saved by faith, let us confirm our election and our calling by walking in spirit and truth and trusting in the unchanging Word of God so that we will live our lives as He intended and produce fruit to His praise and glory. Let us make every effort to confirm our calling and election by living a holy life, which is rooted grounded in the word of truth.. for the more we know God's Word the more we trust His Word and the more we trust His Word - the more we become secure in our election, our calling and our eternal heritage in Christ. and is, without repentance, irreversible, and irrevocable, and is God, arises from his free grace and favour, and is according to I believe the exhortation in verse 10 is but an intensified repetition of that given in verses 5-7: 5a Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply … (2 Peter 1:5a). upon the foot of works, but upon the free grace of God, which 1 Peter 2:2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, (NASB: Lockman). Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence To exercise the afore mentioned graces, and to perform the above duties, since this is the way themselves; for though they may sometimes be at a loss about Peter is urging us to be absolutely sure that our salvation, which includes our calling and election has become a firmly fixed fact in our heart. They have been experiencing trials (1:6), so he is encouraging them by reminding them of their prospects for glory and salvation (1:8-9). 2 Peter 1:10. We, whom God knew would accept His free gift of salvation became 'called' .. the very moment we first believe on the only begotten Son of God. Peter explains several things that Christians will need to remember after he’s gone: Godly living is the evidence of salvation (2 Pe 1:10). 2 Peter 1:17. particular, but to believers in common; nor a separation of In 1 and 2 Peter, there is mention of Old Testament prophets and their prophecies (1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:16-21) with whom he expects his readers to be familiar. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 2 Peter 1:10 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, His Cry Of Grace (Easter Reflections - (7). grace and power of Christ, who is able to keep them from falling: NIV: New International Version . The one who does what 2 Peter 1:10 says to do and does not fall away, will receive from God the full right to enter the eternal Kingdom. Note that Christians are in the Kingdom now ( Colossians 1:13 ) , but eternal Kingdom refers to the time when Christ hands it over to the Father ( 1 Corinthians 15:23-24 ) . 8:29-30), will show evidence of their election by continuing to believe in Christ and manifesting good works consistent with their salvation (Col. 1:23; Heb. 2 Peter 1:10 NIV. Our election was established on what each one of us would choose to do with God's free gift of salvation.. which is by grace through faith in Christ. But I do not wish to focus on what is unclear about our text, but what is becoming increasingly clear. Footnotes. those duties, they should not fall; for these are the means of 2 Peter 1:10-11. It does this by stating a simple command that God asks us to carry out.. 2 Peter 2:1. to be diligent to make their own, and not another's, calling and 1. duties, since this is the way. Peter wants us to base our understanding our salvation on the never-changing truth of God's Word - for when we have absolute assurance in our heart and mind that our calling and election is secure in Christ and anchored to the precious promises in the Word of God - then we will not stumble in our Christian walk; we will not start to doubt God's Word regarding our salvation - we will not be tossed about by every changing wind of doctrine that seeks to place believers under condemnation - when the Word of God clearly tells us that there is no condemnation, to those that are in Christ Jesus. It is printed as a single paragraph in the ASV, but a workable outline of it is given by Strachan, thus: [1]. Verse 3:1 declares this to be a second letter but there is no conscio us attempt to imitate 1 Peter. 2 Peter appears more Hellenistic with its stress on knowledge (1:2, 3, 8, 2:20) than 1 Peter. Peterprobably wro… "calling", the Alexandrian copy reads, "comfort": and by But — Now that I am speaking of the divinely-inspired Jewish prophets, whose writings you must give heed to, I must remind you that there were also false prophets among the people — Of Israel, whose doctrine and pretended predictions were to be disbelieved and disregarded, and whose society was to be shunned. Be vigilant of corrupt teachers. Commentary on 2 Peter 1:16-21 (Read 2 Peter 1:16-21) The gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, Romans 1:16. The Opening Salutation (1Pe 1:1-2) The differences in vocabulary between the two letters can be explained by the differences in theme. Read Scripture. God knows those who through their free-will choice will trust in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ for salvation, during their life-time on earth.. and it is because God is omniscient that He knows ahead of time the choices each one of us will make. graces, and the discharge of the duties before mentioned, whereby final perseverance, and therefore the rather to be regarded. 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. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. For if you do these things, you will never stumble. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. There are a number of parallels between 2 Peter and the book of Jude, which has led scholars to think that the author of 2 Peter may have used Jude as a starting point. The Living Stone and a Chosen People. διὸ μᾶλλον] διό is usually taken as referring to the truth expressed in 2 Peter 1:8-9, and μᾶλλον interpreted as equal to “all the more.” The meaning is then: that this truth should still more incite to zeal (thus Brückner, Wiesinger, Schott, etc. 2 Peter 1:10 Choose a Background KJV: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. It is the sight of … Resumption of the exhortation. The key to understanding this verse, then, is unlocking the meaning of the word translated "certain". It is an unmistakable conclusion that the "certainty" in question here is conditioned upon good works. holiness, and good works; all which are fruits and effects, and and besides, while they were exercising those graces, and doing This entire chapter is a prophecy of the great apostasy foretold by Christ himself and by Paul, Peter and John. 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:. 2 Peter’s reminders for Christians. 2 Peter 2 – The Rise and Fall of False Teachers A. 2 Peter 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:2, NIV: "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." Another argument, strengthening the exhortation, follows: Proud member 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission. "election" is meant, not a national, nor church election, but a CHAPTER 2. The keynote of this whole epistle is knowledge (2 Peter 1:2,3,5,6,8; 2 Peter 2:20,21; and 2 Peter 3:18); but it is a very special kind of knowledge which is meant.The Greek word is [@epignosis], that is, precise and correct knowledge. Coming to him, the living stone—rejected by men, but chosen and honored by God (1 Peter 2:4) Peter the Christian as coming to the Stone that men reject. persons from the world by the effectual calling, since these two The love they talk about has no meaning. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence To exercise the afore mentioned graces, and to perform the above duties, since this is the way to make your calling and election sure; Author: 2 Peter 1:1 specifically states that the apostle Peter was the author of 2 Peter. should be done: and another follows. So what does Peter mean when we are told to make our calling and election sure? Romans 8:30 ) evidence the saints are capable of giving to them, or they of A Bible study on 2 Peter and Jude, with the themes of growing as Christians, promises of God, identifying false teachers, inspiration of scripture, and trusting in God's promise to keep us from falling. It is an unmistakable conclusion that the "certainty" in question here is conditioned upon good works. Coming to him, the living stone—rejected by men, but chosen and honored by God (1 Peter 2:4) Peter the Christian as coming to the Stone that men reject. The Second Epistle of Peter, often referred to as Second Peter and written 2 Peter or in Roman numerals II Peter (especially in older references), is a book of the New Testament of the Bible, traditionally held to have been written by Apostle Peter.Most critical biblical scholars have concluded Peter is not the author, considering the epistle pseudepigraphical. 1 Peter was written to help suffering Christians, 2 Peter was written to expose false teachers. Peter described the greater riches of our salvation in 1 Peter 1:3-5. Several events and references cited in 2 Peter … Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Peter 2:2-10 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to Christians in Asia Minor (modern Turkey)—new Christians—predominately Gentile Christians. particular and personal one, since scattered saints, and Vincent's Word Studies. 2 Peter 2:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:10, NIV: "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;" 2 Peter 2:10, ESV: "and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. The key to understanding this verse, then, is unlocking the meaning of the word translated "certain". Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. CHAPTER 1. Believers should give diligence to make their calling and election sure, 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 1:11. 2 Peter 1:10 "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" “Give diligence to make your calling and election sure”: This expresses the bull’s eye Peter has been shooting at (in verses 5-9). However, the early church fathers found no good reason to reject it. 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. THE IMMEDIATE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to encourage Christians to live Godly lives (1:3) that they “may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust” (1:4). Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. He speaks of the power of God, what it can do for us, and what it helps us to do for God.. 2 Peter 1:10(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. (Confirming One’s Calling and Election. 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