Context of A second epistle, being a tender salutation to the seed of Jacob : vvherein is contained an exhortation to the called and chosen people of the Lord, who have kept their first love, to abide therein to the end : also, a hand of dear love held forth to the spiritual travellers, who are travelling from Egypt's land of darkness towards the spiritual land of rest : the counsel and determination of the Lord God Almighty founded in the ears of the unfaithful, disobedient and deceitful, who hold the truth in unrighteousness, and cover themselves with a profession of the precious truth, and yet live in the nature and spirit of those who walk in the broad way, that leadeth to destruction : also, a brief rehearsal and discovery of the enemy of man's soul, his workings from the beginning of his appearance unto this day, age, and generation