Repetition of Basis of Fruit
"Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth." 2 Pet. 1:12
Present truth in vs. 12 fittingly serves as the first key expression. These things of which he has been speaking are not new teachings, nor false teachings, nor teachings of his own invention. They are teachings which constitute the great body of present truth, teachings of which they know and teachings of which they need to be reminded. These truths made up much of that body of truth with which they were evangelized, that body of truth with which they were pastoralized, and that body of truth with which they were circularized in Peter's first epistle. Yet, with such frail memories, they need to be reminded again of these same truths.