re: present truth

Henry T. Carmichael (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 14:57:40 +0000

I view the "present truth" as referring to the truth Peter is about to
speak of - that specific subject that was before his mind at the time of
writing (and, presumably, before the minds of the readers.)

In itself, the phrase could be understood also to refer to a truth just
mentioned or to a truth currently under discussion. Or, again, it could
be that aspect of the truth that was particularly applicable to the then
circumstances. I don't see any need to push it to the 20th century (or
the 19th, or 18th, or ...)

Am I being too unimaginative?

In Christ