2 Peter 1:12-21

  1. Of what does Pete take such care to remind his readers?
    Does any Christian not need this kind of reminder?
    Cf. 3:1, 2; Deut. 32:18; Heb. 2:1.
  2. How do verses 16-21 provide an answer to theologians who claim that truth does not require a basis in historic fact?
  3. Explain from verses 20, 21 the nature of the inspiration of Scripture.
    What gives it its authority, and what should govern its interpretation.

Note. Verse 19. ‘The written word of prophecy has been confirmed by the vision of the Lord’s glory. . . on the mount of Transfiguration, and Christians may well trust themselves to its guidance in this dark world, till light  has dawned, which will render  the lamp of an external revelation unnecessary’ (Swete). This lamp of prophecy is referred to again in 3:2.

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