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This was central to the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. The first recorded words of Satan are, “Did God really say …” In the earthly ministry of Jesus He often used the phrase, “You have heard it said, but I tell you …” Thousands of years had passed since the giving of the Ten Commandments. Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, restored clarity to the Words of God. The challenges continued following Jesus’ ascension. The letter of 2 Peter was written to address this very concern. Peter’s first letter was written to bring encouragement to believers in the region of Asia Minor. His second epistle was written shortly before his death. As you might imagine, the thoughts and concerns shared in this second epistle were near and dear to Peter’s heart. Peter opens with a description of The Privilege of Faith. Peter was writing to a group of believers. Their faith (their salvation) came through the provision of grace – the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn or deserve grace – it’s a gift. In the verses that follow, Peter reminds his readers regarding The Power of Faith. He …

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