GUIDANCE FOR GROWING CHRISTIANS II
Peter in his first letter wrote to comfort and encourage believers in the midst of suffering and persecution – external onslaught.
Three years later the apostle, writes to warn them of an internal attack – complacency and heresy.
1. He speaks of holding fast to the non-negotiable facts of the faith.
2. He encourages growth.
3. He stimulates them to mature in the faith.
4. He teaches them to reject all who would distort the truth.