This Is Why
Judgement is coming
The hour is now here
Judgment is authorized
Child of God:
Lost Sinner: you don’t even yet have a claim to Christ; no hope outside seeking the mercy of God
An hour is coming!
Some of us won’t stay
Everyone who leaves starts out following
Everyone who leaves is rejecting Christ
Everyone who leaves share the same fate
We are not immune
What can we do, then?
Peter is telling us that we should not be content with our baptism but should go on and grow in our faith.
Bede the venerable (7th ce)
Jesus said: “Many are called but few are chosen.” The calling of all those who come to faith is certain, but those who consistently add good works to the sacraments of faith which they have received are the ones who make their calling and election certain in the eyes of those who observe them. The opposite is also true, for those who go back to their crimes after they have been called and who die in their sins make it clear to everyone that they are damned.