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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22? The short answer is "Yes, most definitely." The following response may be unpalatable to some. However, it is certainly not my ...
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Where does Paul write that God is longsuffering?

The term in question is μακροθυμία, elsewhere translated "patience" or "endurance". (See also the related adjective μακρόθυμος and the verb μακροθυμέω). The term is barely attested in pre-Jewish ...
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In what sense are the 'heavens...which are now,' in 2 Peter 3:7, different from the 'heavens...' in Verses 5-6?

It's widely understood that the flood overtook all that had breath on earth, in what sense that Peter include the 'heavens' in the phrase 'the heavens and the earth, which are now' if the heavens didn'...
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How does the indicative mood affect the meaning of 2 Pet. 1:10–11?

The anarthrous ποιοῦντες (v. 10) is functioning as a circumstantial participle which can be translated into English in a variety of ways,1 including means2 (“by doing”) and condition3 (“if you do”). ...
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2 Peter 2:4, is there a punishment, torture or torment before judgement?

So if we try to understand Scripture from a traditional sense the Bible doesn't exactly make sense. So in order to understand Scripture accurately we have to allow the Scripture itself to interpret ...
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Are evil spirits chained or not?

Oh, they are chained all right, just not 'chained' as we might know it. The verses you quote in 2 Peter and Jude harmonise perfectly with another statement about demonic forces in the book of the ...
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Where does Paul write that God is longsuffering?

Peter isn't merely saying that Paul uses the word longsuffering frequently. He is referring to Paul's themes along these lines. And not only the theme of God's patience, but the others he has been ...
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What is the origin of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6?

The origin is of Hebrew / Judaism mysticism. Some suppose it to be from the Midrash and Talmud oral traditions passed down from the 3rd - 1st century BC, and then later picked up and reprinted as the ...
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Is the article in 2 Peter 1:2 (του θεου) anaphoric to θεός in 1:1? If not, what grammar denies it?

Firstly, the link supplied to an article by Gregory Blunt appears to me to show that Blunt is arguing against Daniel B Wallace's treatment of the article : However, it will be demonstrated that a ...
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Is the article in 2 Peter 1:2 (του θεου) anaphoric to θεός in 1:1? If not, what grammar denies it?

Overview 1 Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace ...
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What is the meaning of longsuffering in 2 Peter 3:9?

The English verb “suffer” has several meanings. In 2 Peter 3:9, it is used in the now obsolete sense of:1 intransitive. To endure, hold out, wait patiently. (Often with abide, bide.) to suffer long: ...
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In 2 Peter 2:4, when did the angels sin?

Peter 2:4 when did the angels sin? In the days of Noah before the flood. The Bible tells us that "God’s Grief over Humankind’s wickedness" in the days of Noah before the flood, the account ...
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In 2 Peter 2:4, when did the angels sin?

2 Peter 2:4 seems to have 1 Enoch 10 in mind, which speaks of judgment against fallen angels known throughout the book as "The Watchers" (1 Enoch 10:7 is an explicit reference of "The ...
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Authorship of 2 Peter - evidence against Peter

We begin by noting the obvious that the document called "2 Peter" is either a pseudepigraphon (a forgery) or it is not. The argument against the authenticity of 2 Peter essentially rests on ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

Yes, of course, how otherwise? Moreover, it will be even worse for that person for "a servant who knows the will of his lord will be beaten more than a servant who does not know it" (cf. ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

The short answer to the question is, "YES". It is possible for someone to loose their salvation, both according to 2 Peter 2:20-22 and many others. Here is a sample: King Saul who was a ...
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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

The general, but far from certain consensus is that Jesus' mountain of transfiguration was Mt Tabor as expressed by Ellicott: Into an high mountain.—A tradition of uncertain date fixes on Tabor as ...
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Which water is Peter referring to in 2 Peter 3:5-7?

The waters in 2 Pet 3:5 are those from which the Earth was formed. So it refers to Gen 1, before the waters were separated and dry land appeared. 2 Pet 3:6 refers to the flood/deluge, likely of Gen ...
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What does it mean that a "false teacher" has been "bought" in 2 Pet 2:1?

An Overview of Standard Viewpoints There are a number of views on what it means that the "false teachers" were "bought" by the "Lord."1 These views are summarized in Thomas R. Schreiner, 1, 2 Peter, ...
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What does 'wrest' the scriptures mean, 2 Peter 3:16?

To answer your question we have to understand the meaning of the verbal form Peter used here. As you point, στρεβλοω is an hapax legomena (a term utilized only once) in the NT. According an amount of ...
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Does God want everyone to be saved or not?

I am a firm believer that the clear texts explain the less clear. I have listed a sample of texts showing that Christ's salvation is available to all and (in that sense) universal in the Appendix 1 ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

You will find strong Bible believing Christians arguing on either side. A view that settles the conflict within the scriptures is God knows who is saved and will endure to the end, but people can be ...
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What sort of "master" is mentioned in 2 Peter 2:1?

The operative word here is δεσπότης (despotés) which occurs 10 times in the NT. Strictly speaking, δεσπότης (despotés) is the legal controller of slaves or the master of a city. It is used in the NT ...
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2 Peter 1:5 “what type of knowledge?”

2 Peter 1:5 “what type of knowledge?” Peter had just spoken about this knowledge in the preceeding verses: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as ...
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