2 Peter 1:3-12,The Responsibilities of Perseverance

Chapter 17 of the Baptist Confession of Faith addresses the subject of “The Perseverance of the Saints.” The Scriptures clearly teach this doctrine, but many misunderstand it. Some even deny it, opting instead for a doctrine called “the preservation of the saints.” But, as the sermon this Lord’s Day will show, these two ideas are not mutually exclusive. Preservation focuses on the end, or goal, God has established—our final salvation. Perseverance focuses on the means God has established—our continuing faithfulness and growing sanctification.