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My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for the faith which once and for all God has given to his people.
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Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.
Romans 15:15,16 But I have written to you, brethren, more boldly in some sort, as it were putting you in mind, because of the grace which is given me from God, . . .
Galatians 6:11 See what a letter I have written to you with my own hand.
Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words.
1 Peter 5:12 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.
2 Peter 1:12-15 For which cause, I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them and are confirmed in the present truth. . . .
2 Peter 3:1 Behold this second epistle I write to you, my dearly beloved, in which, I stir up by way of admonition your sincere mind:
Isaiah 45:17,22 Israel is saved in the Lord with an eternal salvation: you shall not be confounded, and you shall not be ashamed for ever and ever. . . .
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 13:46,47 Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles. . . .
Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you that this salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles: and they will hear it.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Titus 1:4 To Titus, my beloved son according to the common faith, grace and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Saviour.
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ: to them that have obtained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Nehemiah 13:25 And I chid them, and laid my curse upon them. And I beat some of them, and shaved off their hair, and made them swear by God that they would not give their daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for their sons, nor for themselves, saying:
Jeremiah 9:3 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord.
Acts 6:8-10 And Stephen, full of grace and fortitude, did great wonders and signs among the people. . . .
Acts 9:22 But Saul increased much more in strength and confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus, affirming that this is the Christ.
Acts 17:3 Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you.
Acts 18:4-6,28 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus. And he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. . . .
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.
1 Timothy 1:18 This precept, I commend to thee, O son Timothy: according to the prophecies going before on thee, that thou war in them a good warfare,
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and be it confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith and in the love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith. . . .
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.
Deuteronomy 9:10 And the Lord gave me two tables of stone written with the finger of God, and containing all the words that he spoke to you in the mount from the midst of the fire, when the people were assembled together.
Deuteronomy 21:9 And thou shalt be free from the innocent's blood, that was shed, when thou shalt have done what the Lord hath commanded thee.
Acts 20:27 For I have not spread to declare unto you all, the counsel of God.
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures:
Galatians 2:5 To whom we yielded not by subjection: no, not for an hour: that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of those words which I told you before from the holy prophet and of your apostles, of the precepts of the Lord and Saviour.
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, to all the saints who are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ: to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons.
Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus who are at Colossa.
ContextGod's Judgment on the Ungodly
2Mercy unto you and peace: and charity be fulfilled. 3Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. 4For certain men are secretly entered in (who were written of long ago unto this judgment), ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness and denying the only sovereign Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.…
And the word of the Lord increased: and the number of the disciples was multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great multitude also of the priests obeyed the faith.
But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem.
Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and be it confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
To Titus, my beloved son according to the common faith, grace and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Saviour.
But, my dearly beloved, we trust better things of you, and nearer to salvation; though we speak thus.
2 Peter 2:21
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice than, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them.
Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James: to them that are beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ and called.
But you, my dearly beloved, be mindful of the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
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