Coachlight Bible Study – The Book Of II Peter

Applying The Word Until The Word Returns


The Second Epistle Of Peter


II Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:


Obtaining All That Pertains To Life & Godliness

False Prophets & Teachers

A Holy Walk Anticipating The Day Of The Lord






Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three


Begin With The Word

More Sure Word Of Prophecy




The Last Days

The Day Of The Lord


Not Stated


Circa 64-66 A.D.


I. Written To Them That Have Obtained Like Precious Faith


II Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained<2975> like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


A. The verb Obtained


2975 lagcanw lagchano lang-khan’-o  a prolonged form of a primary verb; v

obtain 2, be (one’s) lot 1, cast lots 1; 4

1) to obtain by lot - 1a) to receive by divine allotment, obtain - 2) to cast lots, determine by lot


1. The word is also used in Luke


Luke 1:9 According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.


2. Further explained in I Peter, writing to the same people, called strangers


I Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.


B. The faith is obtained by the Father’s & Christ’s righteousness

II. How To Enter The Kingdom

A. Grace & Peace Multiplied Through Knowlege


II Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge<1922> of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

II Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge<1922> of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:


B. All things pertaining to life & Godliness begins with the Word


II Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers<2844> of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


C. The Word makes those who have obtained like faith a partner


II Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge<1108>;

II Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

II Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

II Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge<1922> of our Lord Jesus Christ. {barren: Gr. idle}


D. Those lacking the Word see only the here and now


II Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off<3467>, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.


E. Those who are diligent in the Word are stable and enter the Kingdom


II Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

II Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


F. Four important key words


1922 epignwsiv epignosis ep-ig’-no-sis - from 1921; ; n f

knowledge 16, acknowledging 3, acknowledgement 1; 20

1) precise and correct knowledge - 1a) used in the NT of the knowledge of things divine

1108. gnwsiv gnosis gno’-sis; from 1097; knowing (the act), knowledge, science.

3467 muwpazw muopazo moo-ope-ad’-zo - from 3466 - Musterion and ops (the face, 3700);  v

cannot see afar off 1; 1 1) to see dimly, see only what is near

2844. koinwnov koinonos koy-no-nos’; a sharer, associate: companion, fellowship, partaker, partner.

III. A More Sure Word of Prophecy


A. Peter Wants To Put His Readers In Remembrance


II Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

II Peter 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

II Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

II Peter 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.


1. Peter’s time on earth is now short

2. It is Peter’s desire to stir up his readers


B. Peter’s Plan To Stir Them Up Is Through Revelation – Not Myth


II Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.


IV. Some Disciples Were Given A Sneak Preview Of The Kingdom


II Peter 1:17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

II Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.


A. Transfiguration detailed in Matthew 16:27-17:9

B. Peter had been given a great first-hand prophecy of the Kingdom


V. Now, We Have A More Sure Prophecy Till Christ Comes


II Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

II Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

II Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

V. The Danger Of False Teachers


II Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets<5578> also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers<5572> among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

II Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

II Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise<1710> of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


A. Simile of the false prophets plaguing Israel and today


5578 qeudoprofhthv pseudoprophetes psyoo-dop-rof-ay’-tace -  n m

false prophet 11; 11

1) one who, acting the part of a divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of divine prophecies - 2) a false prophet


5572 qeudodidaskalov pseudodidaskalos psyoo-dod-id-as’-kal-os - ; n m

false teacher 1; 1 - 1) a false teacher


B. False prophets among the “people” - laos – Nation of Israel

C. The teachings of false prophets ware damning

D. They will make merchandise – or exploit you


1710 emporeuomai emporeuomai em-por-yoo’-om-ahee - from 1722 and 4198; ; v

buy and sell 1, make merchandise 1, vr buy and sell 1; 3

1) to go a trading, to travel for business, to traffic, trade 2) of a thing, to import for sale

3) to deal in - 4) to use a person or a thing for gain


E. The Nation of Israel was instructed against false prophets


Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

Deuteronomy 132 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;

Deuteronomy 133 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 134 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

Deuteronomy 135 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

VI. The Destruction of the False Teachers With Examples


A. The example of the angels that sinned – Also Jude 6


II Peter 2:4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;


B. The example of the Old World


II Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;


C. The example of Sodom & Gomorrah


II Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample<5262> unto those that after should live ungodly;

II Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

II Peter 2:8  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)


D. The Examples Were Given To Show The Lord Will Deliver The Godly


II Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:


VII. The Description Of False Teachers


II Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

II Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. {them: some read, themselves}

II Peter 2:12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

II Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

II Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

II Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

II Peter 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

A. A Cloud Metaphor


II Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

II Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. {

II Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

II Peter 2:20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

II Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.


B. A Dog & Sow Proverb


II Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.


VIII. Peter’s Intension In Writing This Second Epistle


II Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

II Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:


IX. Last Days Mockery – Like Herod Was Mocked of the Wise Men


II Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,


A derivative of the same word is used in Matthew:


Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked<1702> of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

X. Last Days Mockery – Like Charles Lyell & Charles Darwin


II Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

II Peter 3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: {standing: Gr. consisting}

II Peter 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

II Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


A. In the early 1800’s Charles Lyell Wrote Principles of Geology

1. Denied the Creator

2. Set the basis of denying Noah’s Flood

3. Based his geology on “Uniformity” not cataclysmic change

a. All present geology happened by gradual long time slow erosion

b. In school – “The present is the key to the past”

B. Charles took with him on his writing journey Principles of Geology

C. Darwin stretched geology to biology (evolution) on Lyell’s book


XI. Manifestation of the Day of the Lord


II Peter 3:8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

II Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

II Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.


XI. Maturity Anticipating The Day of the Lord


A. Live Holy Anticipating The Lord’s Return


II Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

II Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? {hasting…: or, hasting the coming}

II Peter 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

II Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

B. Don’t Twist Scripture Like The Unlearned Do


II Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

II Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest<4761>, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.


4761 streblow strebloo streb-lo’-o - from a derivative of 4762; ; v

wrest 1; 1

1) to twist, turn awry - 2) to torture, put to the rack

3) metaph. to pervert, of one who wrests or tortures language in a false sense



C. Be Stable and Grow in Gnosis of Christ


II Peter 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

II Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.