Peter’s Letter CB


“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bythynia,” 1 Peter 1:1

Prior to the previous century, there was little debate as to the author of this epistle.  But then, that could be said about most of the books of the Bible.  Before the surge of liberal thinking, most accepted an author’s identity as valid by its placement in the text. Here, for example, the first words of the letter are, “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.”  Today, at least three reasons are presented to challenge his authorship.  First, someone named Silvanus addresses the readers in the closing verses of the letter.  Second, it is argued that the language is too elegant for an unschooled fisherman.  Third, the letter’s recipients are inhabitants of Gentile cities whereas Peter’s primary ministry was to the Jews.

The ever-growing attempt to…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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