Dr. Walls helps us understand the pastoral care these apostles had for the early Christians. Peter reminds his readers in his first letter that they have a new life in Christ, and offers encouragement in their suffering for the faith. In his second letter, when he is close to death, he alerts his readers to false teachers and encourages them to grow in Christ. John wrote his epistles to strengthen Christians in their walk with the Lord, to focus on God’s love and our need to obey His commands, and to refute the Gnostic teachings regarding the humanity and divinity of Jesus. In Jude’s short letter he addresses a lot of issues. He refutes false teachers, warns against fleshly desires, rejecting authority, and being divisive.
- Title: Holman New Testament Commentary: I & II Peter, I, II & III John, Jude
- Authors: David Walls and Max E. Anders
- Publisher: Broadman & Holman
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pages: 279
About the Authors
David Walls is the Senior Pastor of Unionville Alliance Church in the greater Toronto region. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Elyria, Ohio. Dr. Walls enjoys a wide speaking ministry, which has included college campuses and Bible conferences. He is the author of several books and regularly provides consulting services for churches in transition.
Max Anders is creator and series editor of the Holman New Testament Commentary. He is the Senior Pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Western Seminary. He is the author of more than 20 books, including 30 Days to Understanding the Bible.