According to the salutation, Paul wrote the epistle of 2 Timothy (2 Timothy 1:1) with the apostolic authority he received from Christ, being sent by God (2 Timothy 1:11). The author relates the struggle of his personal circumstances: he was in prison and had already been on trial (2 Timothy 4:16). He knew that his death was imminent (2 Timothy 4:6), and he had “fought a good fight” and finished his course (2 Timothy 4:7). Early church testimonies of those adhering to the orthodox faith are unanimous in stating that the apostle Paul was the author of 2 Timothy. Church leaders at the end of the first century quote from 2 Timothy, which shows that this epistle has apostolic authority.

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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.