The Books of the New Testament
The Book of 2 Peter
Brief Summary. Peter wrote to warn Christians
aware of the false teachers who were spreading destructive doctrines among the
churches. He also encourages his Christian readers to grow in Christian
character (1 Peter 1:5-15; 3:18). He also encourages his readers to be patient
as they wait for the Lord's return (1 Peter 3:1-14).
Latin: Petri II
Greek: Petrou b,
Second (letter) of Peter
Author: Peter One
of the Twelve
Christians in Asia Minor
Certainty of the gospel and the Day of the Lord
of Apostasy. Deals with the person on an inward level, warnings against false
teachers, and mentions the Day of the Lord.
Dictionary: Second Peter
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2 Peter. "THE penman of this epistle appears plainly to be the same who
wrote the foregoing; and, whatever difference some learned men apprehend they
discern in the style of this epistle from that of the former, this cannot be a
sufficient argument to assert that it was written by Simon who succeeded the
apostle James in the church at Jerusalem, inasmuch as he who wrote this epistle
calls himself Simon Peter, and an apostle (2 Peter 1:1), and says that he was
one of the three apostles that were present at Christ's transfiguration (2 Peter
1:18), and says expressly that he had written a former epistle to them, 2 Peter
3:1. The design of this second epistle is the same with that of the former, as
is evident from the 2 Peter 3:1, whence observe that, in the things of God, we
have need of precept upon precept, and line upon line, and all little enough to
keep them in remembrance; and yet these are the things which should be most
faithfully recorded and frequently remembered by us." - Matthew Henry (Read
Outline of the Book of 2 Peter (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
Developing Faith - Chapter 1
Denouncing False Teachers - Chapter 2
Key to Future Grace - Chapter 3
Questions for further study.
Who was the author of the book of Second Peter?
Why are Christians warned about false teachers?
What is the day of the LORD?
When was the book of Second Peter written?
Where was the book of Second Peter written?
What does it mean to grow in character?
What is the gospel?
What language was the book of Second Peter written in?
Why did Peter feel the need to write Second Peter?
What is the main theme of the book of Second Peter?
Who was the Emperor Nero?
2 Peter Resources
Map of New Testament Israel
the Roman Empire
Map of the New Testament World
Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey
Map of Paul's Second Missionary Journey
Map of New Testament Cities
Map of the 7 Churches of Revelation (Asia Minor)
Map of the Roman Empire In the Time of Jesus
of Asia in Roman Times
Map of New Testament Greece