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2Pe Intro

NOTES ON THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF ST PETER

NOTES ON THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF ST PETER

The parts of this epistle, written not long before St. Peter'sdeath, and the destruction of Jerusalem, with the same design as the former, are likewise three:

I. The inscription,                  C. i. 1, 2 II. A farther stirring up of the minds of true believers,    in which,  1. He exhorts them, having received the precious gift,    to give all diligence to "grow in grace,"       3-11  2. To this he incites them,   1. From the firmness of true teachers,         12-21   2. From the wickedness of false teachers,     C. ii. 1-22  3. He guards them against impostors,   1. By confuting their error            C. iii. 1-9   2. By describing the great day, adding suitable     exhortations,                   10-14III. The conclusion, in which he,  1. Declares his agreement with St Paul,          15,16  2. Repeats the sum of the epistle,            17,18