The Apostle Peter was writing this second letter into an environment where false teaching was clearly on the rise. Specifically, some were denying the reality of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, moral carelessness was beginning to take root among the people of God. Peter reminded them of the historical accuracy of the events of the life of Christ, events to which he himself had been a witness.
"So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is ...
Peter details vital expectations of a Christian upon acceptance of Jesus Christ and the entering into God's family. As Christians we are to possess an increasing measure of faith, goodness and knowledge. Progress in these areas are essential as we stand on the promises of God and look forward to the prospect of heaven.
According to Romans 2:4, God's kindness is meant to lead us to repentance. Alistair Begg considers examples throughout Scripture that illustrate God's merciful patience toward sinners who deserve nothing but immediate judgment. In meditating on the patience of God, we are reminded of His great goodness in providing a Savior for sin and challenged to pray with patience and persistence for those who do not know Christ.
Series: Encore 2014