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General Epistles

The General epistles are also called the catholic epistles.  Catholic with a small “c”, not the Holy Catholic Church, means broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like,universal in extent; involving all; of interest to all, pertaining to the whole Christian body or church.  In other words, these letters were written for the benefit of Christian churches everywhere and not focussed on one particular group of people meeting to worship but to all people desiring to know Christ and worship and follow Him.

The Epistle of James is credited to James, brother of Jesus.

The First Epistle of Peter is credited to the Apostle Peter, one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus.

The Second Epistle of Peter is credited to the Apostle Peter, one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus.

The First Epistle of John is credited to the Apostle John,one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus who also wrote the Gospel of John and Revelation.

The Second Epistle of John is credited to the Apostle John,one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus who also wrote the Gospel of John and Revelation.

The Third Epistle of John is credited to the Apostle John,one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus who also wrote the Gospel of John and Revelation.

The Epistle of Jude is credited to Jude, the brother of Jesus and James.

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