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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Peter

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3


Book Overview - 2 Peter

by E.W. Bullinger

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THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISTLE AS A WHOLE.


2 Peter 1:1-4. INTRODUCTION. BENEDICTION.
2 Peter 1:5-11. EXHORTATION.
2 Peter 1:12-15. PETER.
2 Peter 1:16-21. APOSTLES AND PROPHETS.
2 Peter 2:1-22. THE WICKED.
2 Peter 3:1. PETER.
2 Peter 3:2. PROPHETS AND APOSTLES.
2 Peter 3:3-13. THE WICKED. ("the world that then was" 3:6).
2 Peter 3:14-18 -. EXHORTATION.
2 Peter 3:18. CONCLUSION. BENEDICTION.
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NOTES ON THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PETER.

1 . AUTHORSHIP. In spite of much divergence of opinion, we conclude that the apostle who wrote the First Epistle wrote this one also. While there is some difference between the tone of the two, this difference has been exaggerated by those who deny that Peter wrote the second letter. And a comparison of the language used shows close resemblance between the two epistles.

2 . WRITTEN to the same readers as was the First Epistle (See 2 Peter 3:1).

3. SUBJECT. The apostle continues the practical teaching of the earlier letter, exhorts, and warns, illustrating again from the Old Testament history, while himself foretelling the conditions of "the last days", "the day of judgment", "the day of the Lord", and "the day of God". The similarity to the teaching in Jude should be noticed.

4. TIME OF WRITING. This is generally placed between 61 and 65 A.D., but the year is conjectural, although it may reasonably be presented that this epistle was written within a comparatively short period after the First.


2 Peter 1:5-11. EXHORTATION.
2 Peter 1:5-7. Exhortation. Diligence.
2 Peter 1:8-9. Reasons. Positive and Negative.
2 Peter 1:10 -. Exhortation. Diligence.
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, 2 Peter 1:10-11. Reasons. Negative and Positive.

2 Peter 1:16-21. APOSTLES AND PROPHETS.
2 Peter 1:16 -. What the apostolic witness was not. A myth.
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, 2 Peter 1:16. What it was. A vision of the coming Christ.
2 Peter 1:17-18. How it came. Voice borne from heaven.
2 Peter 1:19. What the Prophetic Word is. A light till Christ""s coming.
2 Peter 1:20. What it is not. Not of its own revealing.
2 Peter 1:21. How it came. Brought by power from on high.

2 Peter 1:1-22. THE WICKED.
2 Peter 1:1 -. Character.
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, 2 Peter 1:1. Judgment.
2 Peter 1:2. Followers.
2 Peter 1:3 -. Character.
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, 2 Peter 1:3-17. Judgment.
2 Peter 1:18-22. Followers.

2 Peter 2:3-17. JUDGMENT.
- 2 Peter 2:3. Judgment.
2 Peter 2:4-8. Ungodly of old times.
2 Peter 2:9 -. Deliverance of godly.
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, 2 Peter 2:9. Judgment.
2 Peter 2:10-17. Ungodly of latter times.

2 Peter 2:4-8. UNGODLY OF OLD TIME.
2 Peter 2:4 -. Angels.
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, 2 Peter 2:4. Cast down to Tartarus.
2 Peter 2:5 -. The old world.
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, 2 Peter 2:5. The flood.
2 Peter 2:6 -. Sodom and Gomorrha.
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, 2 Peter 2:6-8. Overthrow.

2 Peter 2:10-17. UNGODLY OF LATER TIME.
2 Peter 2:10. Description. Fleshly lusts and presumption.
2 Peter 2:11. Contrast. Angels.
2 Peter 2:12-13 -. End.
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, 2 Peter 2:13-14. Description. Lusts and covetousness.
2 Peter 2:15-16. Comparison. Balaam.
2 Peter 2:17. End.

2 Peter 2:18-22. FOLLOWERS.
2 Peter 2:18 -. Seducers. Their methods.
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, 2 Peter 2:18. The seduced. Their past escape.
2 Peter 2:19. Seducers. Their promise.
2 Peter 2:20-22. The seduced. Their apostasy.

2 Peter 3:3-13. THE WICKED.
2 Peter 3:3-4 -. The Coming. Scoffed at.
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, 2 Peter 3:4. Reason.
2 Peter 3:5-8. Day of judgment. " The world that then was ".
2 Peter 3:9 -. The Coming. Delayed.
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, 2 Peter 3:9. Reason.
2 Peter 3:10-13. Day of the Lord.

2 Peter 3:5-8. DAY OF JUDGMENT.
2 Peter 3:5 -. Wilful Ignorance.
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, 2 Peter 3:5-7. Past and future judgment.
2 Peter 3:8 -. Warning against ignorance.
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, 2 Peter 3:8. Divine periods

2 Peter 3:10-13. THE DAY OF THE LORD.
2 Peter 3:10 -. The Day certain though unexpected.
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, 2 Peter 3:10. Heavens and earth destroyed.
2 Peter 3:11 -. Dissolved.
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, 2 Peter 3:11. Holiness.
2 Peter 3:12 -. The Day desired.
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, 2 Peter 3:12. Heavens and earth destroyed.
2 Peter 3:13 -. Re-Creation.
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, 2 Peter 3:13. Righteousness.

2 Peter 3:14-18 -. EXHORTATION.
2 Peter 3:14 -. Address.
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, 2 Peter 3:14 -. Reason.
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, 2 Peter 3:14. Warning to conduct.
2 Peter 3:15 -. The Lord""s longsuffering.
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, 2 Peter 3:15-16. Confirmation by Paul.
2 Peter 3:17 -. Address.
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, 2 Peter 3:17. Warning as to falling away.
2 Peter 3:18 -. Knowledge of the Lord.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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