Peter as the author of 2 Peter

According to this epistle itself, it was composed by the Apostle Peter, an eyewitness to Jesus’ ministry.  2 Peter, chapter 3:1 alludes to 1 Peter, when he said that the audience of this epistle is the various Churches in Asia Minor in general, just as in the first epistle.  Thus, the indication is that both 1 Peter and 2 Peter were written by Peter, the apostle and leader of the early church.  Some scholars believe that this letter has a legitimate Petrine authorship.  Peter probably may have used a Greek educated secretary to write 1 Peter and 2 Peter.  They maintain that Peter dictated this letter.  Have you ever asked someone else to write a letter for you?

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