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  • Pastor CTJ on 2 Peter 3:9
    In the KJV it is translated as The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness but is longsuffering to us ward not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance The words any and all figure prominently here and at first glance it is quite easy to see how the conclusion can be drawn that God wants all men to be saved But a more careful reading of the verse shows that the word us ward precedes any and all We re then forced to ask the question Who are the us of whom Peter speaks Verse 1 of the Chapter has a clue It says This second epistle beloved I now write unto you in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance This means then that this is a second letter This implies then that there is a first Thankfully we have that letter and it is in the Canon of scripture The Epistle of 1st Peter begins Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus Galatia Cappadocia Asia and Bithynia 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ Grace unto you and peace be multiplied From this we can deduce the following Revelation 2 Peter 3 9 what he is really saying is The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness but is longsuffering to us ward the Elect of God not willing that any of the Elect of God should perish but that all of the Elect of God should come to repentance


 


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