2 Peter 1:1-4 "A Shared Faith"
Peter wrote this second letter to churches in what is now modern day Turkey, to let them know all true Christians have faith in Jesus Christ. This letter is also a warning about false Christians or false teachers. Peter says if they knew and understood real Christian doctrine, they could see what was of Christ and what was from corrupt teachers. What we see in this text is also important to us. The church today faces the same types of false teachers as did the early church. We will know the false teachers by what they say and preach. So be encouraged to stand on sound ground of Christian teachers and in doing so you will be able to know when a person is trying to deceive people by false gospel.