Some may doubt that God is in control, but God's sovereignty over His creation is complete. The course of world events are moving according to His will.
The Christian concept of excellence is far different from this world's idea of competitive superiority. The Bible's teaching does not include climbing over others.
Excellence is greatly emphasized in athletics and in the business world. Yet none of the excellence sought after today is what Christians are to seek.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the writing of II Peter, a document composed in prison during a time of intense persecution and a time of false teachings which condoned a virulent sexual permissiveness and moral relativity, asserts that this epistle was used to bolster those individuals with flagging faith. Through God's grace we …