Doubts on the Authorship of 2 Peter

Admittedly, this post is a departure from the usual fare of this weblog. It is because Christians need to know about not only evidence that supports the authenticity of the Bible (such as historical records and archaeology), but dealing with attacks on it as well.

Taking a critical view of many things is helpful, but when this approach is coupled with a scoffing attitude, almost nothing can penetrate such a mindset. A person like this presumes the worst about possible evidence against the Bible.

It has been said that Peter did not write the second epistle that bears his name. The reasons for this claim can be dismissed through examination of contexts.
Apostle Peter statue, Pixabay / Dog Warrior, edited at removebg, then cropped
The Second Epistle of Peter was met with suspicion because it did not read like his previous epistle. Liberal scholars who tend to disbelieve the authority and authenticity of the Bible brought several assumptions to the table. Peter was lacking the intelligence that is exhibited in the second epistle, they claimed. There are several explanations to remove both of these doubts.

People have different writing styles for different situations, including audiences, emotional states, time pressures, needs, and so on. (Astute readers may have noticed that my writing in this post differs from my other posts, and that was done to emphasize this point. One time, I had my posts analyzed by online tools that compared my writing to other authors; I wrote like several famous authors.) The initial suspicion that some people may have had for 2 Peter had been overcome and it was included in the canon. Liberal scholars apparently did not consider both biblical and cultural contexts.
Part of arguing for the authority of Scripture is to show that the current books in the New Testament are really written by an apostle or someone closely associated with them (2 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:14; cf. Luke 1:1–4). Unknown to many Christians is that 2 Peter is one of the most-debated books of the New Testament canon. Critical scholars regard 2 Peter as being forged by a later author pretending to be Peter (pseudonymous = falsely named) in the late first or early second century. Some of the reasons critical scholars give for this are

Examine the details by following this link: "Did Peter Write 2 Peter?"