Author: The apostle Peter (1:1).
Date: Probably the late 60s AD, shortly before Peter’s execution.
In Ten Words or Less: Beware of false teachers within the church.
Details: The Christian qualities of faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, patience, godliness, and love (1:5–8), coupled with a reliance on scripture (1:19–21), will help believers avoid the false teachings of those who “privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them” (2:1).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.