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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:13 that blessed hope. The second coming of Christ, specifically the very first event of that coming, namely, the resurrection of those who died in Christ and the rapture of those believers still living when He comes, is the “blessed hope” of the Christian. When a believer is truly looking for that hope (notice that he is to be looking for the imminent coming of Christ), it is a great incentive to witnessing and godly living. “Every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure” (I John 3:3).

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