Peter Second Epistle of
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
The question of the authenticity of this epistle has been much “discussed, but the weight of evidence is wholly in favour of its” claim to be the production of the apostle whose name it bears. It appears to have been written shortly before the apostle’s death (1:14). This epistle contains eleven references to the Old “Testament. It also contains (3:15, 16) a remarkable reference to” Paul’s epistles. Some think this reference is to 1 Thess. “4:13-5:11. A few years ago, among other documents, a parchment” “fragment, called the “Gospel of Peter,” was discovered in a” Christian tomb at Akhmim in Upper Egypt. Origen (obiit A.D. “254), Eusebius (obiit 340), and Jerome (obiit 420) refer to such” “a work, and hence it has been concluded that it was probably” written about the middle of the second century. It professes to give a history of our Lord’s resurrection and ascension. While “differing in not a few particulars from the canonical Gospels,” the writer shows plainly that he was acquinted both with the “synoptics and with the Gospel of John. Though apocryphal, it is” of considerable value as showing that the main facts of the history of our Lord were then widely known.
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