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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
I understand that, but still... is it possible to stay only within the context of 2nd Peter and - regardless of any tradition - try to infer from the text whether or not the author includes the unlearned and unstable ones in 2 Pet 3:16 in the number of those he had mentioned earlier in 1:4? Or is it an impossible task?
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
"The issue of "regeneration" παλινγενεσίας (palingenesias), is not the issue in this passage" - What if we looked at this issue in the way of "being regenerated = being the one who has partaken of God's divine nature at least once in his lifetime" (see my replies to Dan's comment right below my question for detailes). So, could these unlearned and unstable ones in 2 Pet 3:16 be from among those who have at least once partaken of the divine nature of God mentioned in 2 Pet. 1:4?
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
@Dan - (2) Along these lines, I am also quite curious if the people that Peter is talking about in 2 Pet. 2:20 are also the ones that have partaken at least once in the past, that is, are the partakers: "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome..."
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
@Dan - (1) "this is not a one-time event, as I'm sure you recognize" - The process of partaking is, of course, not a one-time event, but the very act of becoming a partaker, for sure, is. Simply put, the one who has become a partaker is the one who has started the process of partaking in his life, that is, has performed an act of partaking at least once in his life.
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
@Dan - "It would also be helpful to examine what you mean by 'regenerated' in the context of 2 Peter (which probably wasn't written by Peter)" - By having been regenerated I mean having become the partaker of the divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
Ah, I see. Thank you.
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
I don't know, maybe it's clearer in Greek, but where does the author assets that he knows all Paul's epistles?! At least, the KJV rendering of that verse (quoted in my question) doesn't assert that at all!
Jan
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comment Are the unlearned and unstable in 2 Pet 3:16 regenerated Christians?
Thank you for your answer. "...which confirms for New Testament scholars that this epistle was actually written long after Paul's death" - How does it confirm that the epistle was written long after Paul's death?! Why Paul could not have still been alive while Peter was writing this epistle?
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comment Does the woman in Revelation 12 go down to the earth from the heaven?
"Just as Israel and Judah (two tribes) went astray..." - I can get that Judah is one tribe, but how is Israel another one tribe?!
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comment The grammatical tense of the verb “judged” in 1Peter 4:6
9) If you look, by the way, at what kind of things Peter was preaching to them, you will notice the content of that preaching that was accessible to the audience: Jesus’ acts of “doing good”, His miracles of healing, His death and resurrection, His judgment, and the forgiveness of sins to those who believe in Him – nothing about being born of God or being born of the Spirit, and nothing about being spiritually dead or alive.