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Second Peter

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2 Peter is an epistle in the New Testament traditionally attributed to the Apostle Peter, but modern scholars date the work to approximately 125 CE, some sixty years after the alleged crucifixion of Peter, thus making it perhaps the last book of the New Testament in chronological order of authorship. One of the issues addressed by the letter is the apparent delay of the second coming of the Lord Jesus. This would not have been a concern in 64-67 CE when Peter was according to tradition executed. Still by the early 2nd Century it was becoming apparent that Jesus was wrong when he said, "There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom." (Mt. 16:28)

It also reserves the power to interpret the scriptures to the Apostles and asserts that scripture is not to be subject to private interpretation. So in Protestant churches they tend to skip over this book a lot.

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