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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.
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 3:2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 21 secs
Is the universe headed toward a specific end or is everything just random? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Sovereign God is working out His detailed plan for the human race. Hear about 11 fulfilled Messianic prophecies and an astounding one concerning the chronology of 470 years. Marvel over the precision of God’s plan as outlined in the Word of God and look forward to these future events.
Thu, Jul 15, 2021
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 38 secs
What are the “last days” mentioned in the Bible? Listen to this message to learn the different meanings of “last days“. Find out about the lusts of the false prophets and see what the scoffers will be saying. Hear a number of sources that help you answer their objections. Realize that God’s plan for mankind is laid out in great detail and can be studied for us to understand.
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 10 secs

Does any of the Olivet Discourse refer to the Church Age? Listen to this message to learn the reasons why Matthew 24 refers to the Second Coming of Christ. Hear passages in the Old Testament where the prophecies about the Messiah are divided between Christ’s first and second comings. Begin a study of what Peter is discussing when he expresses an answer to the scoffer’s remarks about why Christ hasn’t returned using an example from creation in Genesis.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned an excellent resource on the age of the Earth available from the Institute of Creation Research regarding an 8-year research project called RATE: Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth.

He also mentioned presentations on the Olivet Discourse that were given by Jeremy Thomas and Dr. Dean at the 2017 Pre-Trib Study Group Conference.

Thu, Jul 29, 2021
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-9
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 52 secs

What is the Day of the Lord and when does it occur? Listen to this lesson to hear definitions from a number of noted Bible teachers who have various views. In coming lessons be prepared to go through each usage in the Bible to get a clearer understanding. Find out the reason for what the scoffers call a delay in Christ’s return and learn that God is not bound by time but is patient, desiring that all mankind comes to trust in Christ for salvation.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned Mark Musser's Nazi Oaks as an excellent resource for background on ecology worship. Musser has recently revised his work and it's now available as Nazi Ecology: The Oak Sacrifice of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust

Thu, Aug 05, 2021
by Robert Dean
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.

Thu, Aug 12, 2021
by Robert Dean
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 19, 2021
by Robert Dean
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 26, 2021
by Robert Dean
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, Sep 02, 2021
by Robert Dean
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, Sep 09, 2021
by Robert Dean
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.