While first Peter epistle was for joyful in the face of suffering, this second epistle is an epistle of faithful truth in the face of falsehood. The epistle begins with a forthright statement of the truth of God as it is based upon both the prophetic and the witnessed word. It warns against false teachers who will try to substitute human words for this divine word. And it concludes with the assurance that Christ’s coming is a future reality that will both destroy the world and bring a new heaven and a new earth.
THE OUTLINE OF THE SECOND PETER
PETER’S GREETINGS TO HIS READERS-CHAPTER 1:1-2
THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD-CHAPTER 1:3-21
Become partakers of the Divine Nature and so confirm your election – Chapter 1:3-11
Remember God’s word for we were eyewitness-Chapter 1:12-18
We have the prophetic word made more sure-Chapter 1:19-21
FALSE TEACHERS-CHAPTER 2:1-22
As there are false prophets,there will be false teachers-Chapter 2:1-3
God who did not spare the wicked of Old, will now keep the unrighteous under punishment but will rescue the Godly from trial-Chapter 2:4-9
The heavier gloom of darkness has been reserved for the wicked – Chapter 2:10-22
THE COMING OF THE LORD-CHAPTER 3:18
Scoffers in the last days will question the LORD’s coming-Chapter 3:1-4
The world, which was created by water will be destroyed by fire Chapter 3:5-10.
Since all will be dissolved, hasten the LORD’S coming with lives of