By God’s grace and His provision in the cross, believers in Christ have escaped from evil and sin, but how do we continue in the Christian life? The Apostle Peter described a progression toward Christian maturity and consequences if we do – or don’t – persevere. Alistair Begg helps us understand Peter’s teaching and challenges us to keep growing in our faith, resisting disobedience that can lead to doubt and ineffectiveness.
8For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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