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2 Peter (2019)

2 Peter (2019)

May 2019 - October 2021

“Fake News” has become an often-used term since the 2016 election in the USA. In the days of the early church, the problem became fake teachers. Fake teachers taught fake doctrine, fake theology. Fake teaching and fake theology lead to an impotent and phony spiritual life—a pseudo spirituality which has eternal consequences for the individual.

In this short epistle Peter warns of the soon-to-come false teachers in the churches who will lead people astray and will destroy spiritual lives and churches. However, before he developed that theme, he first reminded his readers of the foundation of faith, that they might be forearmed to stand against the Satanic counterfeits that would soon come and then, as now, take captive those believers who were still willingly in bondage to their sin natures. This study will open your eyes to the dangers and deceptions Satan instigates and the only true solution, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 2 Peter series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20192ndpeter.xml
 
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:17-18
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 42 secs
Are you sure you know how to grow to spiritual maturity? Is it by singing hymns, praying, or working in the church? Listen to this lesson to learn that we grow spiritually when we learn God’s Word and that all the other Christian activities are a result of our spiritual growth, not the means. Follow a quick review of this Epistle by seeing the original outline used in the lessons. Learn clear meanings of foreknowledge and election and see that we are to give credit to the Lord Jesus Christ for all He has done for us.
Thu, Oct 07, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:13-15
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 31 secs

When we trust in God and become a new creature in Christ, how should we live our lives? Listen to this lesson to hear some of Peter’s parting remarks to believers on this topic. Find out the importance of having a relaxed mental attitude and pursuing peace in the midst of adverse circumstances. See how we are to strive for patience with others just as God is longsuffering toward all, wishing them to be saved.

The documentary that Dr. Dean mentioned during this class, The Last Apostle is available on Amazon Prime and Tubi.

Thu, Sep 30, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:13-15
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 6 secs

What did the Apostle Peter challenge believers to remember at the end of this epistle? Listen to this lesson to hear Peter’s concluding remarks on how, in light of the false teachers and the knowledge of what is ahead of us in God’s timetable, we are to live. See how we are to be eagerly pursuing spiritual growth. Find out the importance of establishing our faith so we cannot be shaken by the current culture we engage with every day.

This Bible class includes a short presentation by missionary Scot Ullrich at the end. The slides that Scot presented are available in the notes link below.

Thu, Sep 23, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10-13
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 21 secs
In light of what Peter tells us of what is coming in the future, how should we live our lives now? Listen to this message to once again review the previous verses accompanied by an enlightening chart that helps us understand the context so we can see two timelines possible for these events. Find out the part the fallen angels play in this and strive to reach spiritual maturity so our conduct will be pleasing to God.
Thu, Sep 09, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10-13
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 6 secs
Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a rapid ride through several views on when the Day of the Lord is and what happens. Find out the meaning of the heavens dissolving, the elements being destroyed, and new heavens and a new earth. See if “new” refers to a new creation or a new stage and hear Christ’s term for the Millennium. Understand the connection with the angelic revolt.
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 24 secs

If you’ve always believed that the heaven and the earth are completely burned up and a new creation occurs learn in this lesson that there is another view of this held by some well-respected dispensationalists. Find out the language used in the various verses on this matter frequently have more than one meaning and see the context in which they are set. Also, find out that another question to be answered is when this event occurs. Realize that no matter which view you lean toward, the application of this passage is to remind us to get our eyes on eternal things and not just the day-to-day problems that surround us.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced the upcoming Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics meeting on September 15–16. 2021. Click here to get more information. We will not be having Bible class on September 16 as Dr. Dean will be attending this conference.

Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 59 mins 29 secs
Are the heavens and earth going to be completely destroyed by fire and created anew or is it more of devastation and a renovation that will take place? Listen to this lesson to learn about two important competing views by well-respected biblical scholars on this issue and hear the rationales behind each of the views that will shed light on them. See if “in that day” is a synonym for “Day of the Lord” in the passages where these phrases are used in both the Old and New Testaments.
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10 & Isaiah
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 35 secs
The prophetic writers of the Old Testament had much to say about the Day of the Lord. Today Bible scholars differ on when this period is but all the writers describe a time when God brings mass death on the planet and horrific events occur both on earth and in the heavens. Hear a variety of terms the writers use and realize that just as today, few believed what the Word of God was predicting.
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10 & Joel
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 19 secs
Are all references to the Day of the Lord to be fulfilled in the future? Listen to this lesson to hear about one that is historic and others that are still to come as recorded in the Old Testament. In the Book of Joel learn about a plague of locusts and hear descriptions of coming celestial cosmic darkness. Hear about the chronology of the campaign of Armageddon and Christ’s march to Jerusalem. Continue with Amos’ description of these same events of judgment. Be reminded that we, too, may face chaotic times, but that God will always sustain us.
Thu, Aug 05, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 58 mins 2 secs

Are you ready for an in-depth study of the meaning of the biblical phrase “Day of the Lord”? Listen to this lesson to learn there are four events which must happen before the Day of the Lord can occur and hear the details of each. Find out different views on whether the Day of His Wrath is the same as the Day of the Lord. Start with the earliest reference to this phrase in Obadiah. Continue this absorbing study in coming lessons in 2 Peter.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced an excellent paper by Dr. H. Wayne House on the Pre-Trib website regarding Apostasia.