2 Peter 2 Resources


2 Peter: True and False Prophecy
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OVERVIEWS AND INTRODUCTIONS:


DICTIONARY ARTICLES:


THOMAS ADAMS (1652)

Spurgeon - “Full of quaintnesses, holy wit, bright thought, and deep instruction.  We like Adams better in commenting than in preaching.  His great work is quite by itself, and in its own way remains unrivalled.  We know no richer and racier reading.” 

HENRY ALFORD

GREGG ALLEN

DON ANDERSON

PAUL APPLE

JACK ARNOLD - Sermons

KAY ARTHUR

WAYNE BARBER

WILLIAM BARCLAY

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES

BRIAN BELL

JOHANN BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

BIBLE GATEWAY

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

CHARLES BIGG

James Rosscup gives Bigg's commentary on 1 Peter high marks (and he also recommends 2Peter but no additional comments): "This is probably the second best older study on I Peter from the standpoint of the Greek text. Selwyn is the other. As other ICC works, it deals with details of philology, grammar and possible views on problems." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Cereghin - A most thorough commentary on the Greek text. He defends Petrine authorship (242-247); urges the translation “our God and Savior” (250-252); teaches baptismal regeneration (260ff); holds it probable that Peter “received every one of St. Paul’s Epistles within a month or two of its publication (301); maintains that the “faith” was a “body of doctrine” (325).

JIM BOMKAMP

WILLIAM BURKITT

JOHN CALVIN

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT

ALAN CARR

RICH CATHERS

JOHN CEREGHIN - from wayback site

ADAM CLARKE

Click critique of his theological persuasion.

James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.

Spurgeon - Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected....If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner. I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures. He very judiciously says of Dr. Gill, “He was a very learned and good man, but has often lost sight of his better judgment in spiritualizing the text;” this is the very verdict which we pass upon himself, only altering the last sentence a word or two; “He has often lost sight of his better judgment in following learned singularities;” the monkey, instead of the serpent, tempting Eve, is a notable instance.

STEVEN COLE

COMPILATION OF COMMENTARIES

2 Peter 2:1 Multiple Commentaries

Explanation - Click link below and retrieve comments from multiple separate commentaries on ONE PAGE on this one verse. Most of these are older commentaries like Matthew Henry, etc. but are generally conservative. To go to the next verse simply click "2 Peter 2:2" in the upper right corner. If you want to go to a specific verse here is the URL - https://www.studylight.org/commentary/2-peter/2-1.html. E.g., if you want to go to 2 Peter 2:3, simply change the URL (this is in the address box at top of the page) and you change "2-1" to "2-3" (https://www.studylight.org/commentary/2-peter/2-3.html)

THOMAS CONSTABLE

F C COOK

W A CRISWELL Sermons on 2 Peter

RON DANIEL

ROBERT DEFFINBAUGH

DEVOTIONALS 2 PETER - Click below for more than 100 devotionals, quotes, illustrations archived by chapter. Spurgeon's Expositions are also present on this page. 

Spurgeon's Expositions are also present on this page. Check out the following links for more material of a similar nature...

EASY ENGLISH

CHARLES R ERDMAN

John Cereghin - Brief conservative comments. He defends Petrine authorship (109); holds that “the divine choice and call do not make human effort unnecessary” (117); teaches the premillernnial coming of the Lord (127); thinks that the “elements melting” does not mean literal fire but judgment (132)

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE - J Rawson Lumby

James Rosscup - Though this work is generally helpful on historical background, it is often not of great assistance on the original text or problem passages. It skips over these many times. It is generally conservative, but not always. The value is greater on some books because the authors have done an excellent work: Kellogg on Leviticus; Blaikie on Joshua and I, II Samuel; Plummer on the pastorals, James and Jude. Some sections are by radical liberals, for example George A. Smith on Isaiah and the Minor Prophets. By and large, the student will do better to use a detailed set like The Expositor’s Bible Commentary plus individual best works on the different Bible books or sections of Scripture.

Following available on this page

  • 2 Peter 2:1-9 The Lord Knoweth How to Deliver
  • 2 Peter 2:10-16 By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
  • 2 Peter 2:17-22 Altogether Become Abominable

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT Commentary on 2 Peter - R H Strachan

Hiebert - Greek text. Important for linguistic study of the epistles. Defends Johannine authorship. The viewpoint is essentially conservative.

Rosscup - This is a thorough exegesis of the Greek text. It is considered to be one of the standard tools for exegetical study.

John Cereghin - Technical commentary on the Greek text. He denies the authenticity of II Peter (83-105); admits Christ is called God (123); gives background of the Greek words and phrases; holds that the Parousia is both a judgment on the wicked and a triumph for the kingdom (146); admits that Paul’s Epistles are classed with the Old Testament as Scripture (147), holds that II Peter borrowed from Jude (225); thinks that the reference to “angels” goes back to Genesis 6 through the Book of Enoch (239ff). 

G FRONMULLER  - Lange's Commentary

A C GAEBELEIN

GENE GETZ - short videos discussing Biblical principles related to the respective chapter.

  • 2 Peter 2:1-22; False Teachers: We are to be on guard against false teachers who may infiltrate the church of Jesus Christ. Video

JOHN GILL

WILLIAM GODBEY

GOSPEL COALITION - Kent Hughes, A W Tozer, Jerry Bridges, Alistair Begg, Gary Inrig, Ian Murray, Dick Lucas, et al

GOTQUESTIONS

L M GRANT

DAVID GUZIK

VANCE HAVNER

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

F B HOLE

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK

ILLUSTRATIONS

INTO THY WORD STUDY NOTES - Richard J. Krejcir

Informative notes. Emphasizes inductive Bible study. 

H A IRONSIDE

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

Published 1871 - Probably best older commentary on prophetic passages as it tends to interpret more literally.

James Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

S LEWIS JOHNSON

WILLIAM KELLY

STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Jewish pastor

  • The Dangers Of False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:1-3 
  • The Certainty Of Punishment For False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:4
  • The Certainty Of Punishment For False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:5
  • The Certainty Of Punishment For False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:6-9
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 1) - 2 Peter 2:10a
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 2) - 2 Peter 2:10b-13a 
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 3) - 2 Peter 2:13b-14b
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 4) - 2 Peter 2:14b-16
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 5) - 2 Peter 2:17-18
  • The Truth About False Teachers (Part 6) - 2 Peter 2:19-22

PAUL KRETZMANN

JOHN LILLIE

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES - Mp3 classics from a master expositor

GARY D LONG

JOHN MACARTHUR

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

HENRY MAHAN

P G MATTHEW - sermons

JOSEPH B MAYOR

Rosscup: Mayor, J. B. The Epistles of Jude and Second Peter: The Greek Text with Introduction, Notes and Comments. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979. - This is quite a good older work on the Greek exegesis by the man who did an outstanding commentary on James. Mayor is more for serious students who know the Greek and are ready to read more technical detail on verses without being overcome.

D Edmond Hiebert - This massive volume contains an unsurpassed accumulation of details concerning these two epistles, setting forth parallels to the language from all Greek literature. The work of a painstaking liberal scholar, the volume is a mine of information for the diligent, discerning student.

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

HEINRICH MEYER

J R MILLER

  • 2 Peter 2:2 Devotional - Many shall follow their pernicious ways. - This chapter is full of painful pictures. Life has its un-soothing side. Sin is in the world, and wherever there is sin there will be sorrow. But in the midst of this chapter of warnings is one sentence, which brings great comfort to those who are exposed to dangers and sufferings: "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation." No matter amid what enmities and perils, we have to live we need not be afraid. The wise man says, "The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe." The Psalms tell us that under the shadow of God’s wings we may take refuge, that the Lord is our keeper, and that He who keepeth us never sleeps. Some people think they cannot be good in the place they live because of the evil about them, but Christ knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation wherever duty calls them to go. We may never choose to live amid dangers, but if our duty calls us into such places, we may be sure of protection. 

JAMES MOFFATT

John Cereghin - A liberal interpretation. He thinks that II Peter was a forgery written in the second century (173ff); admits the writer called Christ God (177); holds that cleansing comes through baptism (182). The upshot is BE A BEREAN with this commentary!

HENRY MORRIS Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist

Note that the word or phrase (based on the KJV translation) links to the corresponding note on that word or phrase

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

JAMES NISBET

OUR DAILY BREAD - updated December 6, 2018

PETER PETT

J C PHILPOT

JOHN PIPER

E H PLUMPTRE

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL

  • 2 Peter 2:1-8 Homiletics
  • 2 Peter 2:1-8 Suggestive Notes and Sermon Sketches
  • 2 Peter 2:9-22 Homiletics
  • 2 Peter 2:9-22 Suggestive Notes and Sermon Sketches

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

Wayne Barber

Kay Arthur

PULPIT COMMENTARY

John Cereghin - Caffin, B.C., and S.D.F. Salmond, II Peter and Jude in The Pulpit Commentary, n.d., 107 pages. Homiletical expositions. They defend Petrine authorship and authenticity (ixiii); favor the view that Christ is called God (2); stress universal redemption (43); argue that the phrase “other scriptures” shows Paul’s Epistles were ranked with the Old Testament (71). 

James Rosscup - Many authors contributed to this work that had the aim of giving preachers material on introduction, verse by verse exposition, a section on homiletics, and a section of collected homilies (outlines, etc.) by various preachers, which can stimulate thought. It moves through one small section of Bible verses after another.

2 Peter 2 Expositional Commentary 

  • Homilies below on one page
  • 2 Peter 2:1-9 Warning Against False Teachers
  • 2 Peter 2:1 Denying the Master
  • 2 Peter 2:5 A Preacher of Righteousness
  • 2 Peter 2:9 Deliverance and Condemnation
  • 2 Peter 2:1-22 False Teachers
  • 2 Peter 2:10-22 Description of the False Teachers
  • 2 Peter 2:15 The Sinner's Hire
  • 2 Peter 2:19 Slaves Promise Liberty!
  • 2 Peter 2:21 The Way of Righteousness

THOMAS READE

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE

GRANT RICHISON

RON RITCHIE

A T ROBERTSON

ADRIAN ROGERS

DAVE ROPER

GIL RUGH

ROB SALVATO Sermon Notes 

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMON BIBLE

SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositions

CHARLES SIMEON

If you are not familiar with this great saint see John Piper's summary —  Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering)

Scroll down page for specific sermon.

CHUCK SMITH

HAMILTON SMITH

JAMES SMITH - equivalent of 27 pages (on one HTML page) of multiple well done detailed outlines covering the entire epistle

  • APOSTASY. 2 Peter 2

R C SPROUL DEVOTIONALS 2 PETER

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES 2 PETER - the non-revised version. 

DAVID THOMPSON SERMONS 2 PETER - Transcripts average about 5 pages of sermon notes. 

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT

DANIEL WHEDON

NATHANIEL M WILLIAMS

John Cereghin - Williams, Nathaniel Marshman, Commentary on the Epistles of Peter, An American Commentary, 1888. Quite full but concisely written; a rewarding exposition by a conservative Baptist scholar. 

This commentary goes verse by verse, phrase by phrase. Very nice.

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW - devotional

DREW WORTHEN SERMONS 2 PETER - from wayback site

MELVIN WORTHINGTON

RAVI ZACHARIAS

SERMONS BY VERSE - Older expositions (from Biblical Illustrator)

Denying the Master J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:1
Destructive Heresies The Study 2 Peter 2:1
Doctrinal Poison S. V. Leech, D. D. 2 Peter 2:1
Error in the Church J. Lillie, D. D. 2 Peter 2:1
False Prophets and False Teachers Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:1
The Master and His Slaves A. Maclaren, D. D. 2 Peter 2:1
The Owner and His Slaves Alexander Maclaren 2 Peter 2:1
False Teachers U.R. Thomas 2 Peter 2:1-22
False Teachers R. Finlayson 2 Peter 2:1-22
Pernicious Ways Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:2
A Christian in the World is Like a Rose Among Noxious Weeds   2 Peter 2:4-10
A Saint's Vexation Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Angelic Sinners Homilist 2 Peter 2:4-10
Deliverance from Temptation the Privilege of the Righteou R. South, D. D. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Distress of the Pious At the Wickedness of the Godless J. Fronmuller. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Fallen Angels a Lesson to Fallen Men C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Peter 2:4-10
God's Dealings with the Godly and Their Persecutors Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Grief At Sin Tinling's Illustrations 2 Peter 2:4-10
How Ought We to Bewail the Sins of the Places Where We Live   2 Peter 2:4-10
Just Lot Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Lot in Sodom F. Storr, M. A. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Noah's Preaching T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Sodom and Gomorrha T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
Sodom and Gomorrha an Example of the Fate of the Ungodly Wm. Ames, D. D. 2 Peter 2:4-10
The Lord's Knowledge Our Safeguard C. H. Spurgeon. 2 Peter 2:4-10
The Punishment of the Angels that Sinned T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:4-10
The Punishment of the Wicked T. Crowther. 2 Peter 2:4-10
The Reality of Future Punishment W. Brock. 2 Peter 2:4-10
The Trial and Deliverance of the Godly S. Morell. 2 Peter 2:4-10
A Preacher of Righteousness J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:5
False Teachers as Merchantmen Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:8
Manhood in the Market A. Little. 2 Peter 2:8
Deliverance and Condemnation J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:9
Presumption Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:10
Presumption Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:10
Presumption J. B. Gough. 2 Peter 2:10
Self-Will T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:10
Self-Willed. -- Self-Willed Sinners T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:10
Speaking Evil of Dignities T. Adams. 2 Peter 2:10
Lessons from the Angels Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:11
Men Like Beasts Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:12
Sensuality Wm. Ames, D. D. 2 Peter 2:12
Pleasure Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:13-14
Sin Punished Wm. Ames, D. D. 2 Peter 2:13-14
Sporting with Sin Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:13-14
Spots and Blemishes Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:13-14
Adultery Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:14
Covetousness   2 Peter 2:14
Covetousness T. Watson. 2 Peter 2:14
The Fixity of Habit Abp. Wm. Alexander. 2 Peter 2:14
The Sinner's Hire J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:15
Balaam G. Townsend, D. D. 2 Peter 2:15-16
Balaam W. Gilpin, M. A. 2 Peter 2:15-16
Balaam G. Short, B. A. 2 Peter 2:15-16
Lessons from Balaam's Ass
A Fatal Promise Homilist 2 Peter 2:17-22
A Great Gain, a Great Loss, and a Great Curse D. Thomas, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Altogether Become Abominable J. R. Lumby, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Apostasy Thornley Smith. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Deceivers and Deceived Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Disappointing Teachers Prof. J. R. Lumby. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Entangled Again Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:17-22
False Teachers Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Moral Theory of Civil Liberty H. W. Beecher. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Necessity of Perseverance in Well-Doing A. Symson. 2 Peter 2:17-22
No Place Like Home W. Haslam. 2 Peter 2:17-22
On Spiritual or Inward Liberty R. Price, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
On the Slavery of Vice H. Blair, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Sin Renewed After Pardon A. Symson. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Danger of Relapse Bp. Forbes. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Danger of Relapsing Bp. Smalridge. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Dog Returned to His Vomit A. Symson. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Method of the Seducers Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Sinner's Natural Power and Moral Weakness C. G. Finney. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Temptation of Liberty W. Rudder, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
The Way of Righteousness Thos. Adams. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Vicious Bondage H. Johnson, D. D. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Wells Without Water J. P. Hutchinson. 2 Peter 2:17-22
Slaves Promise Liberty! J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:19
The Way of Righteousness J.R. Thomson 2 Peter 2:21

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