Browsing articles tagged with " 2 Peter"
May 16, 2011

Divine Timing

“There is no difference in the Lord’s sight between one day and a thousand years; to him the two are the same.” (2 Peter 3:8) The author 2 Peter 3:1-18 uses tradition a lot and gives his own twists to it. This timing quote come from Psalm 90: “A thousand years to you are like one day; they are like yesterday, already gone, like a short hour in the night.”
For the time between creation and the Day of the Lord the author has many warnings but the overall intention cannot remain hidden: “The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead, he is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn away from their sins.” (2 Peter 3:9) God is patient enough to allow everybody to be saved!

May 14, 2011

Let’s talk about Sex

“especially those who follow their filthy bodily lusts and despise God’s authority” worry the author of 2 Peter 2:1-22. Good thing that the Good Book has developed over roughly 1000 years in so many different contexts and this is by far not the only one. The Song of Solomon celebrates sexual passion like this: “Close your heart to every love but mine; hold no one in your arms but me. Love is as powerful as death; passion is as strong as death itself. It bursts into flame and burns like a raging fire.”
Enjoying bodily lust is a good thing, the Bible says!

May 13, 2011

Active and Effective

How do you become active and effective in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?
That is the question 2 Peter 1:1-21 is working on.
Around the year 100 Christians asked themselves: Is Jesus really going to come back anytime soon? Not only did they question their faith but it became inactive and ineffective. The church is in constant need of revitalization. The author of today’s passage uses Peter’s authority of an eye-witness to support his pep-talk. Geoffrey Black shares his thoughts about Vital Churches.