S E C O N D P E T E R.
In this chapter we have, I. An introduction, or
preface, making way for, and leading to, what is principally
designed by the apostle, ver.
1-4. II. An exhortation to advance and improve in all
Christian graces, ver.
5-7. III. To enforce this exhortation, and engage them
seriously and heartily to comply with it, he adds, 1. A
representation of the very great advantage which will thereby
accrue to them, ver.
8-11. 2. A promise of the best assistance the apostle
was able to give to facilitate and forward this good work,
ver. 12-15. 3. A
declaration of the certain truth and divine origin of the gospel of
Christ, in the grace whereof they were exhorted to increase and