In this volume in the Believers Church Bible Commentary (BCBC) Series, Erland Waltner explains how 1 Peter applies Jesus' teaching on loving the enemy to the life situation of scattered Christians in Asia Minor. Peter empowers believers to be communities of hope, not retaliating for abuse they suffer, but bearing witness to their living Lord by word, transformed lifestyle, and doing good.
J. Daryl Charles admits that 2 Peter and Jude are hard for us to understand. Yet he shows how these letters are relevant since the church still faces ethical compromises and pastoral dilemmas. Their apocalyptic imagery stresses that the concerns of Christian faithfulness and faith are absolutely crucial. The church needs such moral exhortation.