The point is, Peter is writing to Christians who were being terribly persecuted by evil, disobedient men and they needed encouragement and confidence in enduring these trials. What could give them that?
These are some of the verses that can bring out the fight in me in a good way. They remind me that I have something to fight for. That there is not only a right way to share the gospel, but a wrong way.
Oh Baptism, with so many conflicting teachings, where can I find your proof for truth? Tradition or conviction? “He who believes and is baptized will be saved...” Mark 16:16 Sprinkle or immerse? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death... Romans 6:4 Remission or gesture? “Repent, and let every one of you be … Continue reading Baptism’s Truth
How devastating it would be to live a life doing things for God only to find out that what you thought was His will was all done in vain.
Even after recalling what they had done to receive grace for eternal life, Paul still calls it the gift of God. How can eternal life still be called a gift if something has to be done to receive it?