2 Peter Chapter 2
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Peter Chapter 2 Bible commentary...
Believers are cautioned against false teachers, and the certainty of their punishment shown from examples. (1-9) An account of these seducers, as exceedingly wicked. (10-16) But as making high pretences to liberty and purity. (17-22)1-9 Though the way of error is a hurtful way, many are always ready to walk therein. Let us take care we give no occasion to the enemy to blaspheme the holy name whereby we are called, or to speak evil of the way of salvation by Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. These seducers used feigned words, they deceived the hearts of their followers. Such are condemned already, and the wrath of God abides upon them. God's usual method of proceeding is shown by examples. Angels were cast down from all their glory and dignity, for their disobedience. If creatures sin, even in heaven, they must suffer in hell. Sin is the work of darkness, and darkness is the wages of sin. See how God dealt with the old world. The number of offenders no more procures favour, than their quality. If the sin be universal, the punishment shall likewise extend to all. If in a fruitful soil the people abound in sin, God can at once turn a fruitful land into barrenness, and a well-watered country into ashes. No plans or politics can keep off judgments from a sinful people. He who keeps fire and water from hurting his people, #Isa 43:2|, can make either destroy his enemies; they are never safe. When God sends destruction on the ungodly, he commands deliverance for the righteous. In bad company we cannot but get either guilt or grief. Let the sins of others be troubles to us. Yet it is possible for the children of the Lord, living among the most profane, to retain their integrity; there being more power in the grace of Christ, and his dwelling in them, than in the temptations of Satan, or the example of the wicked, with all their terrors or allurements. In our intentions and inclinations to commit sin, we meet with strange hinderances, if we mark them When we intend mischief, God sends many stops to hinder us, as if to say, Take heed what you do. His wisdom and power will surely effect the purposes of his love, and the engagements of his truth; while wicked men often escape suffering here, because they are kept to the day of judgment, to be punished with the devil and his angels.
10-16 Impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. Refusing to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, they act against God's righteous precepts. They walk after the flesh, they go on in sinful courses, and increase to greater degrees of impurity and wickedness. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour. Outward temporal good things are the wages sinners expect and promise themselves. And none have more cause to tremble, than those who are bold to gratify their sinful lusts, by presuming on the Divine grace and mercy. Many such there have been, and are, who speak lightly of the restraints of God's law, and deem themselves freed from obligations to obey it. Let Christians stand at a distance from such.
17-22 The word of truth is the water of life, which refreshes the souls that receive it; but deceivers spread and promote error, and are set forth as empty, because there is no truth in them. As clouds hinder the light of the sun, so do these darken counsel by words wherein there is no truth. Seeing that these men increase darkness in this world, it is very just that the mist ofdarkness should be their portion in the next. In the midst of their talk of liberty, these men are the vilest slaves; their own lusts gain a complete victory over them, and they are actually in bondage. When men are entangled, they are easily overcome; therefore Christians should keep close to the word of God, and watch against all who seek to bewilder them. A state of apostacy is worse than a state of ignorance. To bring an evil report upon the good way of God, and a false charge against the way of truth, must expose to the heaviest condemnation. How dreadful is the state here described! Yet though such a case is deplorable, it is not utterly hopeless; the leper may be made clean, and even the dead may be raised. Is thy backsliding a grief to thee? Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved.
Harry Collins's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment on 7/09/2014, 2:54am...
This portion of the bible is really indicating that our God is no respecter of persons. If he could not spare his angels and people of the old who sinned against him, there is no way he is going to spare us.Therefore my brethren let us all strive with the best of our abilities God helping us to see that we all make it at last.
Sis sasha's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment on 4/30/2014, 6:21am...
we as children of GOD must make our calling and election sure we must live holy and always be ready for no man knoweth the day or hour the LORD shall appear we must have a relationship with GOD and study his word day and night we must be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters that when enemy comes we are bullet proof by the holy ghost.
Anonymous's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment about verse 6 on 4/03/2014, 9:26am...
This is also a testimony of a word spoken as a creative word that has been ddemonstrated through out time
Zbeee's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment on 3/11/2014, 1:19am...
The Lord warned that everyone will need to give an account of every idle word they ve used A lot of you folks who have commented here need to heed this
Jesus: the Light of the world's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment about verse 1 on 2/13/2014, 12:15pm...
This is to the unsaved hence the destruction part and John 5 24 is proof No condemnation for the saved The explanations above are quite wordy and may scare many into believing they have to work harder to be pure Quite the opposite message is really being given in this verse If Jesus bought you with his blood YOU ARE PURE forever and old man has died never to be unclean again Remember the law justifies no one Galatians 2 16 a heresy would be saying the law does justify and that people should work it diligently to be righteous impossible and it denies Jesus incredible gift Another heresy would be that Jesus Christ the Saviour and light of the world was not enough Woe Do not be a foolish Galatian Do not walk in Darkness instead KNOW you re saved by his blood and that eternal redemption was obtained FOR US by Him Not us Hebrews 9 12 Have the Light of Life John 8 12 Men will attempt to speak death on you for laws that justify no one and the saved are not under They are Pharisee like and should be ignored 100 No one can be self righteous and only a fool thinks Jesus did not cover all They walk in dark death
Justice's 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment about verse 4 on 12/24/2013, 2:22pm...
I speak life and wisdom and a heart of willingness to turn to God , upon allllll who live amen!! Have mercy on us oh Lord please we beg of you for we know not what we are doing, but you knowwll things andnyou see everything.
Lonnie N. Crawley Jr.'s 2 Peter Chapter 2 comment about verse 13 on 12/03/2013, 7:36am...
The subtlety of Lucifer's deceitful craft (skill)is beyond mortal man's capacity with which to deal. It's enough that an individual here and there is granted at least partial illumination of the devil's devices (syncretism), but such an individual might himself despair in his effort to enlighten others. There aren't many Daniels in this lifetime and those few, in their maturity (perfection), perhaps come to realize that their primary contribution to the present and only Kingdom of God on Earth is in prayer for their brethren.
"When you can't talk to men about God, talk to God about men."
God-In-Christ is Sovereign over all (good and evil), and He SHALL deliver His elect remnant. Christ's atonement is 100% successful among the "10%" remnant. The majority fodder don't figure into the equation. That certainty bestows personal peace on those who may have previously burdened themselves with the task of thologically greasing the axis of the earth daily.
It's likely that the graciously shed blood of the elect is the testimony that ultimately adds credence to one's lifelong, imperfect testimony.
To God be all the praise, honor and glory forever. Amen.
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