This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... How Christians Grow; or, The Place of the Bible in the Believer's Life CHAPTER V. How Christians Grow; Or, The Place Of The Bible ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... How Christians Grow; or, The Place of the Bible in the Believer's Life CHAPTER V. How Christians Grow; Or, The Place Of The Bible In The Believer's Life. An Exposition of 2 Peter 1:1-11. In the first place, we must determine that Christians are here addressed. This is a subject however, on which we can have no doubt on general principles, because all the New Testament epistles are so addressed. There is not one written to the unconverted, the unregenerated, the unsaved, but either to a church, a collection of churches or an individual believer. But there is a particular reason for believing so in this case, judging by the words of greeting or salutation in verse 1: "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." A Christian is a man who has "obtained" something. It was not born with him in the natural sense, he did not create or merit it in any way, it was just given to him. That which he has thus obtained is "faith." As Paul says to the Ephesians (2:8): " For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." No wonder therefore, that Peter calls it" precious faith." It can not be picked on every bush. "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord." But how blessed to think that you can get it if you really want it! If we know how to give good gifts unto our children, how much more shall our Heavenly Father give good gifts to them that ask Him? Jesus taught us this in the sermon on the mount, and we can never be too thankful that if we ask we shall receive. But what is the object of this faith by which we become Christians, what does it rest upon?" In the righteousness of our God and Saviour...Read Less
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