Index: 1 and 2 Peter

These are "needs-based" epistles (personal letters) to a particular church. For an excellent defense of the Petrine authorship of these epistles, see here.

1 Peter 1:17
Does God play favorites or not?
1 Peter 1:20
Does this wrongly place us in the last days?
1 Peter 2:12
Is Jesus contradictory with Peter about showing our goods deeds?
1 Peter 2:13
Should we obey secular authorities, or not?
1 Peter 2:18
Do we serve masters, or not?
1 Peter 3:15
Does this mean no satire is allowed?
1 Peter 3:18-20
Did Jesus descend into hell?
1 Peter 3:20-1
Does this verse teach that baptism is needed for salvation? -- part of a broad article that also touches on the general faith-works relationship question. (For an added, particularly Mormon twist on this verse, look here.)
1 Peter 4:6
Did Jesus preach to the dead?
1 Peter 4:7
Does this wrongly place us in the last days?
1 Peter 5:8, 2 Peter 2:4
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour... If this is so, what about 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6, which refer to angels in chains? 1 Peter refers only to a specific being, the devil; 2 Peter (and Jude 6) refer to a group of fallen angels of which Satan is not a part. (For the background of these, see here.)
1 Peter 5:13
At least one Skeptic places this passage against passages predicting Babylon's destruction. "Babylon" is figurative for Rome -- or perhaps Jerusalem -- as a city of evil or apostasy.
2 Peter 1:20
hat is the relevance of this verse to inspiration?
2 Peter 2:15
Balaam son of who?
2 Peter 3:4, 12
Does this wrongly place us in the last days?
2 Peter 3:9
TULIP analysis
2 Peter 3:10-11
Will the earth pass away, or not?