MARK G JOHNSTON
The letters of 2 Peter and Jude share several common themes and were designed to strengthen the faith of Christians who were being unsettled by false prophets and teachers within the apostolic churches. Both Peter and Jude show that the problem of false doctrine is nothing new among the people of God. By using examples and warnings from the Old Testament Scriptures they encourage their fellow believers to remain faithful to the gospel, to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and to live in the light of Christ’s second coming. Mark Johnston’s contemporary commentary shows that these themes are as relevant to Christians today as they were in the first century.
As with other volumes in this series, the value of the exposition is enhanced by the Group Study Guide which follows.