II Peter

II Peter encourages Christians to seek to continually improve their character, 1:8 "For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

II Peter also advises followers of Christ to avoid false teachers, 2:19 "They promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves of depravity - for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him."

Authored by LB