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4.0 out of 5 stars On why you should participate in 'The divine nature', 7 Jun. 2007
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These two short passages in the Bible, namely 2 Peter and Jude, complement each other beautifully. Their purpose is both to encourage and to exhort the reader to become a 'participator in the divine nature'. Participation has a very modern ring about it, with it overtones of team work and collaboration.

However some of the Greek and word-by-word analysis does become heavy going. There is the sense we are not seeing the wood for the trees, not seeing the big picture of salvation because of the many theological and etymological asides.

But the study does seem to get hold of the readers mind and spirit with its "logic on fire" and is extremely uplifting. The similarity of one passage in 2 Peter with Jude is intriguing. The 'make every effort to add to your faith ...' section in 2 Peter1:5-9 is quite brilliant. The sweep of time from the past and God's promises, through to the present to discerning false teachers, and then on to the future with Christ's second coming - all these are quite breathtaking. Participating in the divine nature is both heart warming, challenging and breathtaking with the backdrop 2 Peter provides.

A group of us, around 12, studied the text of 2 Peter with the aid of this book in the The Bible Speaks Today series and, indeed, found the series title to be true - it did speak today - and it was very uplifting indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging stuff., 21 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: The Message of 2 Peter and Jude: The Promise of His Coming (The Bible Speaks Today) (Hardcover)
I preached Jude many years ago using this and found it incredibly helpful. I have since used it when preaching through Jude again, but this time in more detail as I covered the book in five sermons. I have also used it when preaching through 2 Peter. For me as a commentary this ticks all the boxes it should. It's easy to read and the text is covered in a thorough and helpful way. Any issues with the Greek dealt with helpfully and there is much practical application. Useful and accessible whether you're planning to preached through the books or you just want to use this for Bible study this is certainly one of the commentaries you should start with if , the other one I would recommend is 'Slandering the Angels', which is good for Jude by John Benton. It would be fair to say that these two books are incredibly relevant to the church today as it faces the many of same issues and the same dangers that it did when these books were written. As such this is highlighted in the text and proves we need to heed the same warnings that the original readers did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 May 2015
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Thorough exposition. Clear. Doesn't shy away from tough implications of Peter's and Jude's warnings. Remains solidly rooted in the Bible as a whole. Doesn't read one branch of Christian theology into the texts. Full of integrity. Thank you to the authors.
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The Message of 2 Peter and Jude: The Promise of His Coming (The Bible Speaks Today)
The Message of 2 Peter and Jude: The Promise of His Coming (The Bible Speaks Today) by Dick Lucas and Christopher Green (Hardcover - 16 Jun. 1995)
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