2 Peter



The author of this epistle is Simon Peter, the disciple and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many scholars have expressed either difficulty with or flat out rejection of the Petrine authorship of 2 Peter. They argue: (1) this epistle uses very different language than 1 Peter, including many Greek words used nowhere else in Scripture; (2) it was written after Paul’s letters were recognized as Scripture and collected (2 Peter 3:15-16); (3) it looks back to the apostles and early Christians as a previous generation that has already died (2 Peter 3:2,4); (4) an apostle would never have copied the writing of another writer, as, some argue, 2 Peter does with Jude.

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.