The General Epistles
Awhile back I wrote a series of blogs concerning what some call “The General Epistles” — the seven epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude. They were written to Jewish Christians, whether or not their respective local assemblies were populated by predominantly gentile believers. They were never meant to be deep studies of the epistles in question. Rather, they concerned dating the epistles by addressing a running theme of persecution throughout their content. This and not a thorough study is what I was predominantly concerned with. So, while they are not and never intended to be a verse-by-verse study, they do address something in those epistles that is, in fact, there and testify to their early writing. So in this context, I have listed those blogs here:
The Epistle of James:
- James–No Epistle of Straw!
- James—the Fiery Epistle from Jerusalem
- Endurance is the Key to Victory!
- Favoritism and the Prosperity Gospel!
- Be Not Many Teachers
- The Deceptiveness of the Prosperity Gospel
- Spiritual Warfare in the End Times
The First Epistle of Peter:
- The Resurrection at the Coming of Jesus
- A Widespread Trial of Faith
- An Ancient ‘Who Done It?’
- Do We Really Trust Jesus?
- The End of All Things Is at Hand!
- Peter’s Exhortation During the Persecution
The Second Epistle of Peter
- Peter’s Final Words!
- The Apostle John and the End Times
The Epistle of Jude
- The Great Conspiracy of the Last Days