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Foundations of the "Like Precious Faith"

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kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ 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:

    Before we get started I would would ask that you do two things in preparation:
  1. Re-read the entire chapter kjv@2Peter:1 that this series will be based upon.
  2. Take a look at the original application workup sheet folpfapp1.html


The FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaithSeries is based upon one easy to find chapter toward the end of the New Testament kjv@2Peter:1 that we use as a map to the bible's greater context. Bookmark it! This will become our flow sheet for discovering the pathway to spiritual productivity, being fruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

This divides nicely into three distinct sections that you can mark in your Bible:


  1. kjv@2Peter:1:1-4 The core foundational "like precious" belief - FoundationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith.
  2. kjv@2Peter:1:5-11 The means of applying the core foundation to daily living - ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith.
  3. kjv@2Peter:1:12-27 The reasoning we put these foundational elements into constant remembrance and put them forward in our lives JustificationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith.

You have now seen a sneak peek of the first of several practical application aids that will soon be considered to help you "have these things in you and abound". It can be used as a framework for further study, for prayer, for self inventory, for counseling and spiritual planning. Without knowing something more about it however, it will likely be foreign and nonsensical to you until some elemental foundations are better developed.

Please follow this foundational platform sequentially the first two or three times round expanding outward into the provided context with each pass.

For Online Version Readers:
Helpful hint: Click on verse numbers once then once again to get to a parallel rendering of the KJV with Strongs Greek Lexicon mapping and Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge links. (try it now kjv@2Peter:1:1)

Helpful hint: Click on the underlined words and phrases to get to the Seeker search page for that word or phrase. There you will find a wealth of resources such as dictionaries and system look ups. (try it now Peter)


Primary Text - The Foundations of the "Like Precious Faith"


kjv@2Peter:1:1-4

kjv@2Peter:1:1 @ 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:

kjv@2Peter:1:2 @ Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

kjv@2Peter:1:3 @ According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

kjv@2Peter:1:4 @ Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Contextual Anchors - Foundations v1-4

Think of Peter's discourse as containing numerous anchors for us to fasten the greater contexts of scripture upon. If true, we should be finding more and more context to afix to it, the weight of context sending us directions to the greatest and most practical insights. By the time we put the chapter context back into it's intended perspective we should have means to much greater spiritual productivity effecting our lives and the lives of others surrounding us.

Please familiarize yourself for now with each segment as we will be making use of each frequently when we start drawing together specific applications:


  1. SimonPeter
  2. ServantApostleOf
  3. FaithObtainedThroughRighteousnessGodSavior
  4. GracePeaceMultipliedKnowledgeGodJesus
  5. DivinePowerGivenAllThingsLifeGodliness
  6. CalledToGloryVirtue
  7. ExceedingPromisesPartakersDivineNature
  8. EscapeCorruptionWorldLust
  9. KnowledgeOfJesusChrist


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Further Resources:
ApplicationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith - part two of this series.
JustificationsOfTheLikePreciousFaith - part three of this series.

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