The Second Epistle of Peter

Peter probably wrote this epistle while he was serving as bishop of Rome, during the outbreak of persecution by Nero in A.D. 64.
Chapter 1
Peter introduces himself as an apostle.
Peter fortells his own death. He recalls that the God the Father said "This is my sons in whom I am well pleased" at the Mount of Transfiguration.
Peter also teaches
[3] According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
[4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
[5] And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
[6] And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
[7] And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
Chapter 2
Peter speaks strongly against false prophets and teachers. He recalls the wicked people who perished in the flood and in Sodom and Gomorrha.
The unjust will be punished in the day of judgment.
Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness. He was rebuked by an ass speaking with the voice of a man. See Numbers 22:5, which gives an account of Balak offering money and cattle to Balaam to curse Israel.
 Chapter 3
Peter writes about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
He warns against scoffers in the last days who walk after their own lusts.
[10] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
The longsuffering of our Lord is patience.

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