Reliability of Faith
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts." 2 Peter 1:19
More sure word in vs. 19 is the final key to this section. Herein, Peter strikes at the very heart of the whole matter so far as believers are concerned who have not had opportunity to be firsthand observers and participants in the great rock foundation truths whereon their feet were placed in sovereign grace. Believers may be evangelized, pastoralized, and stabilized. Yet the firmness with which believers stand and the fruitfulness they display will depend absolutely upon the reliableness of the word of prophecy to which they give heed. For the assurance of the believers, this word of prophecy was not only guaranteed as the direct revelation of God, but it has also been made surer by the credible experiences of Peter and his companions.