2 PETER‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”

2 Peter‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In this opening passage of Peter’s second epistle, he nuzzles evidence of a his understanding that the Father and Son are the same. In verse one he makes it clear that Jesus is our God and Savior. In verse two he adds a prayer for God to give knowledge about God and Jesus. Though this isn’t conclusive on its own, it’s enough for us to understand that Peter’s Christology was complex in nature. For him Jesus wasn’t simply a historical figure. His faith was blessed with the ability to physically interact with Jesus on normal human terms. His testimony is therefore an essential building block for our faith which lacks that quality. His faith testified that Jesus was not just a man, but that he was also God. This was a building block to our faiths that he wanted us to understand early in the growth of Christendom. The implications of this truth became worthy of dying for and living for. For many modern Christians, their Christology can be rather simple , however, it should always, at the ground level, affirm the complexity of the relationship in the Godhead.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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