“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:”
King James Version (KJV)
1:1 To them that have obtained - Not by their own works, but by the free grace of God. Like precious faith with us - The apostles. The faith of those who have not seen, being equally precious with that of those who saw our Lord in the flesh. Through the righteousness - Both active and passive. Of our God and Saviour - It is this alone by which the justice of God is satisfied, and for the sake of which he gives this precious faith.
2Pe 1:1 Making the Calling and Election Sure SUMMARY OF II PETER 1: Greetings. Adding to Faith the Christian Graces. Not Followed Fables. The Transfiguration. Simon Peter. To his first epistle he only prefixed the name given him by the Lord. Here he calls himself by both names, as found in Lu 5:8 Joh 13:6 20:2 Ac 10:5 and many other places. A servant. Of Jesus as the Lord. And an apostle of Jesus Christ. Of Jesus as the Messiah. To them that have obtained like precious faith. Who are also saints enjoying the precious promises.