THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF
Peter exhorts the saints to make their calling and election sure—Prophecy comes by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Peter, a aservant
and an bapostle
of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained clike
precious faith with us through the drighteousness eof
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the aknowledge
of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
According as his divine power hath given unto us aall
things that pertain
, through the knowledge of him that hath called us dto
glory and evirtue
For if these things be in you, and aabound
, they make you that ye shall
neither be bbarren
in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and aelection
sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never bfall
For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the aeverlasting bkingdom
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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.
Yea, I think it ameet
, as long as I am in this btabernacle
, to stir you up by putting you
Knowing that shortly I must put off this
my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath ashewed
Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
For we have not followed cunningly devised afables
, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were beyewitnesses
of his majesty.
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 abeloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And this avoice
which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy bmount
have also a more bsure
word of cprophecy
; 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 dstar
arise in your hearts:
For the aprophecy
came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God bspake as they were cmoved
by the dHoly