Did Peter really write 2nd Peter? If so, why is the writing style different?
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Dave: Did you know that the book of 2nd Peter was almost excluded from the
Jeff: Is this evidence that Christians included or excluded whatever they wanted?
Dave: Maybe! Or, maybe not… first, let’s ask why was the book of 1st Peter
Jeff: Because Peter wrote it.
Dave: He was an apostle.
Jeff: Yep – a known prophet, who was appointed by Jesus and confirmed by
miracles. Such writings were always counted as Scripture!
Dave: But 2nd Peter has a different writing style than 1st Peter.
Jeff: So some people said, “Wait a minute – we’ve been assuming this is from the
prophet, but why is the style different than his other book?”
Dave: Because Christians wanted to be careful not to include anything that wasn’t
written by a true prophet the “pause” button was pushed on 2nd Peter.
Jeff: But, people realized that 1st Peter was written with the help of a scribe, so a
different writing style should be expected.
Dave: With the question of “who wrote 2nd Peter” answered – we can be certain
to include it.
Jeff: Because Peter wrote it!