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2 Peter: Walking Wisely in an Unwise World

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series 2 Peter Study

The proper response to this danger of false teaching is to grow up into maturity in Christ. Like Jesus, Peter warns that false teachers will be known by their fruit. The sensual lives they lead show they do not really take the teachings of Jesus to heart. The best way, then, to avoid the dangers of false teaching, is to grow in an experiential knowledge of Jesus. When we increase in godliness, blamelessness, and steadfastness, we demonstrate by the fruit of our lives that we belong to Christ.

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The Eight Spiritual Essentials, Part 6: Grace Rather Than Law

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Eight Spiritual Essentials (Article Summaries)

If I were asked to explain how Christianity is unique compared to every other religion in the world, I would say it boils down to this one verse: “By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9).

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