The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise. He will return but he is patient because he does not want anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. Ever since Christ ascended into heaven there have been scoffers asking, where is this coming he promised? We can trust that he will return but until then we should grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Peter tells us that Jesus has showed him he will depart soon, and these words will be his last. Peter wants to remind us, encourage us and warn us against future false teachers that seek to bring in destructive heresies. We will discuss what are the essentials of the Christian faith and what are the non-essential doctrines that we so commonly divide over when we shouldn’t.
Jesus Christ desires that each Christian not only experiences conversion, but they build upon the foundation of faith. Peter lists eight virtues on our journey towards the kingdom of God. It starts with faith and progresses through other six virtues and then ends with the greatest virtue, love. Peter wants us to grasp that genuine faith works, it produces not only godly character but also behavior that glorifies God.