Bible: 2 Peter 1:12-21

Salvation Based on the Word of God

1:12 Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly 1  of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have. 1:13 Indeed, as long as I am in this tabernacle, 2  I consider it right to stir you up by way of a reminder, 1:14 since I know that my tabernacle will soon be removed, 3  because 4  our Lord Jesus Christ revealed this to me. 5  1:15 Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things. 6 

1:16 For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return 7  of our Lord Jesus Christ; 8  no, 9  we were 10  eyewitnesses of his 11  grandeur. 12  1:17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father, when that 13  voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” 14  1:18 When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves 15  heard it, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 16  1:19 Moreover, 17  we 18  possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. 19  You do well if you pay attention 20  to this 21  as you would 22  to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star 23  rises in your hearts. 24  1:20 Above all, you do well if you recognize 25  this: 26  No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, 27  1:21 for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men 28  carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

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