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2 Peter 2:1

2 Peter 2:1

In talking to the believers of his day, Peter not only reminded them that although the Scriptures were written by human authors, whose writings demonstrated their individual personality their personal vocabulary and their own indigenous style.. nonetheless, the Scriptures they wrote are divinely inspired, by the Holy Spirit of God.

The New Testament is equally inspired of God, equally without error or contradiction and equally read more...

2 Peter 2:3

2 Peter 2:3

It was once said that: the devil is never more satanic than when he carries a Bible, and the Scriptures give multiple warnings to beware of false prophets and flawed teachers, with their counterfeit gospel, their doctrines of demons and a different 'Jesus', which too often results from their fraudulent greed.

Paul warns that because of their greed, these false teachers will exploit the flock of God with made-up stories, read more...

2 Peter 2:4

2 Peter 2:4

The focal subject, throughout this second chapter of Peter, is false teaching. There always has been and always will be false teaching, error and deception, side by side with the truth of God's Word. Holy men of Israel spoke the word of God in spirit and in truth, but alongside them were those that were teaching falsehood, delusion and deceit.

Both in the old and new testaments we discover ungodly lies and satanic trickery, and read more...

2 Peter 2:5

2 Peter 2:5

Following the flood but before the call of Abraham there is a brief section that gives significant insight into mans' speedy demise into godlessness. It shows how Noah's descendants became scattered across the world, and the reason for their distribution. It helps us to understand how the nation states we know today, were originally established.

Because of their continuous wickedness, judgement fell on humanity by means read more...

2 Peter 2:6

2 Peter 2:6

Peter knew his time on earth was short and wrote his second epistle to remind Christians of the fundamentals of their faith and the need to live godly lives. He longed that his readers would grow in grace and be securely established in Christ, but he also warned of a growing apostasy and a serious decline in moral values, due to licentious living, which is often rooted in ungodly teachings and doctrines of demons.

While Paul's read more...

2 Peter 2:7

2 Peter 2:7

Almost every New Testament epistle gives grave warnings about false teachings and their erroneous doctrines, which can cause havoc in the life of an ill-equipped believer. And much in Peter's second letter talks about the characteristics of apostates; the consequence of following dangerous dogmas; the conduct of such dissenters and their final down-fall and condemnation. 

The whole of 2 Peter 2 is devoted to exposing the read more...

2 Peter 2:9

2 Peter 2:9

Christians are engaged in the battle of all battles - a spiritual war between good and evil... between the Lord God almighty and His wicked adversary - that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan. The devil has been engaged in confrontation with humanity from the moment God breathed life into Man, and Adam became a living being... made in the image and likeness of God.

This enemy of our soul targeted many old and new read more...

2 Peter 2:12

2 Peter 2:12

Like his first epistle, an important element of second Peter is to remind his readers of the fundamentals of our faith; establish believers in the truth and feed the flock of Christ, while addressing issues such as suffering; false teachings and standing firm in the sufficiency of God's grace.

Although there are many similarities between the two epistles we see a greater urgency in his second letter, to build on his earlier read more...

2 Peter 2:20

2 Peter 2:20

In this passage Peter is raising concern that those, who for a time escaped the pollution and defilement of the world, when they heard about the Lord Jesus, end up in a far worse state when they return to the world's entanglements. This verse has caused many Christians to think their salvation is lost if they become discouraged; walk away from their faith for a time or become engage in worldly carnality. It is therefore read more...

2 Peter 2:21

2 Peter 2:21

In the final three verses of his second letter, Peter is explaining that unbelievers, who for a time were enticed by false teachers into believing a fake gospel with a counterfeit Christ, end up in a worse spiritual state than at the beginning. They may have escaped the impurity of the world, for a short time.. with its many entanglements when they came into a knowledge of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, but they could never be born from above. They could read more...

2 Peter 2:22

2 Peter 2:22

Both saved and unsaved people use this well-known saying, from Proverbs, to show concern for a friend, or acquaintance, who has returned to an unsavoury relationship or pulled back into some unwholesome activity - it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "a dog returns to its own vomit," and, "a sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."

This is an excellent description of a foolish, read more...