The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

New Testament: Student Study guide, (2003), 145–146


A Second Letter to Timothy

Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy from prison in Rome. Paul had been deserted by many of his friends and sensed that he would die soon, so he wrote another letter to his true friend Timothy and asked him to come to his aid. The Roman emperor Nero was executing Christians and Paul’s life was in great danger. In this letter Paul expressed tender feelings and great conviction. He showed concern for the Saints in Ephesus and counseled Timothy to hold fast to the gospel, to persevere in it, to preach it, and if need be, to suffer for it (as Paul was doing). He then closed his letter with a powerful declaration of his testimony of Jesus Christ.