The Holy Spirit knows that not every Christian will be able to understand Paul’s logic or respond to John’s mysticism. The Spirit had Pastor Peter write to those who needed a more direct approach to Christian doctrine and God’s rules for godly living. Peter’s first epistle is his manifesto of what it means to be a Christian in an unchristian world. Chapters 1:3–2:10 are the doctrinal section. Chapters 2:11–5:11 are the practical section. Chapter 1:1–2 and 5:12–14 comprise the opening salutation and closing benediction, respectively. The translation of 1 Peter is by the author. Several appendices discuss a number of related doctrines.
James Quiggle is the author of nine explanatory commentaries on the Old and New Testament, and four doctrinal works. All are available in print and ebook from online retailors.
About the Author
James D. Quiggle holds Master's degrees in religion and theology and has been teaching and writing about the Bible for over forty years. He became a Christian in 1974, Mr. Quiggle believes Biblical truth has the intrinsic power to produce positive change. The mature Believer uses the Bible to make informed decisions about his or her faith. “The intent of every book I write,” he said, “is to help the reader validate the truth by checking out the facts. It is also my hope that my books will be used by local church teachers as source material for their ministries.” Mr. Quiggle's goal is to teach the Bible so that others may decide for themselves what the Bible has to say about their faith and life.