In 1 Peter, the apostle was concerned for the Christians who were scattered throughout the Roman Empire and undergoing suffering and persecution from enemies outside the church body. In 2 Peter, Peter dealt with the internal enemies—false prophets and other subtle adversaries—who twisted the truth. Of special interest to Peter were false teachings regarding the return of the Lord as well as our life of service and purity prior to that epochal event. The tone of 2 Peter is that of an urgent warning, urging all readers to beware...to be ready.
A Survey of 2 Peter
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