Day 351 - 2 Peter 2

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Now the warnings against the false teachers.
V. 1 "The Lord that bought them" doesn't mean that they are saved people, though they might look like it, but that the Lord paid the cost at the cross so that they could be saved if they believed. Confused a bit? Matt. 13:4444Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. (Matthew 13:44) & 45 may help. The Lord Jesus "bought” the world so that He could "redeem" some of the people in the world. Many people would be deceived by them.
V. 3 But punishment would overtake them!
V. 4-10 Examples of similar things in the past. Angels that sinned are still today chained and waiting for judgment. In the flood, the ungodly were not spared. Next Sodom and Gommorrah. It might have seemed at that time that these cities would go on forever, but judgment came.
V. 9 The Lord knows how to deliver His own! We do not need to be concerned.
V. 12-22 Description of men in powerful and religious positions today.
V. 20 They are without excuse. For here it tells us that they heard the truth themselves, and rejected it. It would be far better if they had never heard it.
V. 22 The dog and the sow (pig), unclean animals, show that these people are not saved.