Second Peter and Jude are among the most neglected books of the New Testament. But alert readers have long noted an unmistakable family resemblance between these two letters. In this commentary 2 Peter and Jude show themselves to be robust theological siblings, charged with keen, no nonsense desire to warn young believers of the false spiritual guides that are out to beguile them. Whenever Christians face or anticipate the destabilizing and destructive influence of misled teachers and subverters of truth, these letters will speak today. Christopher Green is minister of Emmanuel Church, Surrey, England. Dick Lucas is rector of St.Helen's Church, London, England.
The letters of 2 Peter and Jude are sometimes overlooked, yet their message for today's church is timely and compelling. Today, as in the first century, Christians must guard against false guides who lead young believers astray and cause divisions within the community of faith. Responding to this ever-present danger, 2 Peter and Jude equip readers to discern truth from illusion and exhort them to loyalty, harmony and spiritual maturity. In this volume of the Bible Speaks Today series, Dick Lucas and Christopher Green offer passage-by-passage exposition of the letters of 2 Peter and Jude. They include introductory information on authorship, original audience, major themes and recent issues of scholarship, while focusing on the relevance of these two letters to contemporary Christian experience.
Lucas was rector of St. Helen's Bishopsgate, London.
Christopher Green, BD, is vicar at St. James in North London and formerly vice principal at Oak Hill College, London. He is coauthor of and coedited a book on preaching entitled .