2 Peter. In The Book Of 2 Peter, Simon Peter Outlines The

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2 Peter In the Book of 2 Peter, Simon Peter outlines the ways of false teachings, the coming of Christ, and becoming more like Christ. Peter used this letter to tell Christians to be on guard and to grow in grace. Observation Simon Peter wrote the book of 2 Peter. In the first verse of the book, Simon Peter introduces himself as the author of the epistle to those who have received faith. Simon Peter wrote the letter sometime between A.D. 65 and 68. When Peter wrote this letter, he was in Rome. He was expected to die soon. Peter died on a cross in A.D. 68. He died after possibly finishing his second letter. Peter wrote the letter in Greek. Greek was the common language at the time and throughout the New Testament times…show more content…
Grow in Grace (3:18) c. Blessing (3:18) Peter begins his second letter by introducing himself and greeting those who have been received a faith in Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (NIV) Jesus calls people to trust Him and His glory and goodness attract people (Bright). Starting in verse 5, Peter gives characteristics of being an effective Christian in Jesus Christ. Some of these characteristics include goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love (NIV). 2 Peter 1:8 says, “For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (NIV) Christians must develop these qualities, and then they will know Jesus better. Christians would become mature and active. However, 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 and Hebrews 5:11-13 describe the many Christians that do not mature (Bright). Peter writes in verses 10 and 11, “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (NIV) In these verses, Peter write about striving to make every effort to be more like Christ and to verify your calling. A person does

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