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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: False Teachers Will Come among You (2 Peter 2: 1-22)

"False Teachers Will Come among You"


        The New Testament

But there were false prophets, too, 
in those days, just as there will be
false teachers among you.  They will 
cleverly tell lies about God,
turning against even their Master 
who bought them;  but theirs will be
a swift and terrible end.  Many will 
follow their evil teaching that there
is nothing wrong with sexual sin.
And because of them Christ and his way
will be scoffed at.

These teachers in their greed will
tell you anything to get hold of your
money.  But God condemned them long ago
and their destruction is on the way.
For God did not spare even the angels
who sinned, but threw them into hell,
chained in gloomy caves and darkness
until the judgment day.  And he did not 
spare any of the people who lived in 
ancient times before the flood except Noah, 
the one man who spoke up for God, 
and his family of seven.  At that time
God completely destroyed the whole world
of ungodly men with the vast flood. 
Later, he turned the cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah into heaps of ashes and blotted
them off the face of the earth, making
them an example for all the ungodly 
in the future to look back upon and fear.

But at the same time the Lord rescued Lot
out of Sodom because he was a good man,
sick of the terrible wickedness he saw
everywhere around him day after day.
So also the Lord can rescue you and me
from the temptations that surround us,
and continue to punish the ungodly 
until the day of final judgment comes.
He is especially hard on those who follow
their own evil, lustful thoughts, and 
those who are proud and willful, daring 
even to scoff at the Glorious Ones 
without so much as trembling, although
the angels in heaven who stand in the
very presence of God, and are far 
greater in power and strength than 
these false teachers, never speak out
disrespectfully against these evil
Mighty Ones.

But false teachers are fools -- no better
than animals.  They do whatever they feel
like;  born only to be caught and killed,
they laugh at the terrifying powers of the
underworld which they know so little about;  
and they will be destroyed along with
all the demons and power of hell.

That is the pay these teachers will have
for their sin.  For they live in evil 
pleasures day after day.  They are a 
disgrace and a stain among you, deceiving
you by living in foul sin on the side 
while they join your love feasts as though
they were honest men.  No woman can escape
their sinful stare, and of adultery they
never have enough.  They make a game of
luring unstable women.  They train themselves
to be greedy;  and are doomed and cursed.
They have gone off the road and become lost
like Balaam, the son of Beor, who fell in
love with the money he could make by doing wrong;
but Balaam was stopped from his mad course 
when his donkey spoke to him with a human voice,
scolding and rebuking him.

These men are as useless as dried-up springs
of water, promising such and delivering nothing;
they are as unstable as clouds driven by the
storm winds.  They are doomed to the eternal
pits of darkness.  They proudly boast about
their sins and conquests, and, using lust
as their bait, they lure back into sin those who
have just escaped from such wicked living.

"You aren't saved by being good," they say,
"so you might as well be bad.  Do what you like,
 be free."

But these very teachers who offer this "freedom"
from law are themselves slaves to sin and 
destruction.  For a man is a slave to whatever
controls him.  And when a person has escaped
from the wicked ways of the world by learning
about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and
then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its
slave again, he is worse off than he was before.
It would be better if he had never known about
Christ at all than to learn of him and then
afterwards turn his back on the holy commandments
that were given to him.  There is an old saying
that "A dog comes back to what he has vomited,
and a pig is washed only to come back and wallow
in the mud again."  That is the way it is
with those who turn again to their sin.

                       The New Testament
                       2 Peter 2: 1-22

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