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faith and knowledge. Many people forget that knowledge is not the way to eternal life as well as attendance of religious ceremonies. We won?t be closer to God taking part in some rituals or simply reading the Bible. The road to salvation is not an easy one, and the way to redemption is to do the things you find reading the sacred book. True faith is in true living. Knowledge is only a part, a component of faith, as well as other 6 virtues: goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and the queen of all virtues-love. In my opinion it is not occasionally that love completes the list because God is love himself. That?s why proper knowledge goes side by side with love and can?t be separated from it. On the other hand, when we love someone we want

to please the object of our devotion. Following the ways that God has set for us we please the God and do his will. This is the real fruitful faith that apostle Peter tells us about. . 1. Cf. G. Baker, W. Lane, and J. R. Michaels, ?The New Testament speaks? (New York: Harper & Row, 1969), pp. 32, 349-52 2. Cf. Guthrie, ?New Testament Introduction?, pp. 925-27, esp. P. 926, n.3 3. Cf. R.H. Gundry, ?A Servey of the New Testament? (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1970), p.353. 4. F.F. Bruce, ?The Letters of Paul: an expanded papaphrase (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965), pp. 10-11