Peter speaks out against immorality

2 Peter 2:1-9 Peter condemns false teachers who deny what Jesus has done to set people free from sin, and who peddle untrue stories and advocate immoral behaviour.

Like the immoral people of Noah’s time (see Noah journeys to Aratta on the flood  & Genesis 6:1-7:24) and the debauched inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah (see Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed  & Genesis 19:1-26), God will not spare these false teachers on the ‘Day of Judgement’.

But God will rescue godly people like Noah and Lot from earthly trials and tribulations.

 

The canal connecting both parts of the Dead Sea (nr Masada) (Neukoln)

The Dead Sea near the site of Sodom and Gomorrah  (Neukoln)

 

2 Peter 2:10-16 Peter continues his condemnation of those who “live by doing the evil things their sinful selves want” (2 Peter 2:10) and act like animals “openly doing evil” (2 Peter 2:13).

They cannot look at a woman without wanting her, and they will do anything for money – just like Balaam the son of Beor, who was rebuked by his talking donkey (see Balaam blesses the Israelites & Numbers 22:4-35).

2 Peter 2:17-22 Peter warns them that anyone who goes back to their immoral lifestyle is in a worse position than someone who hasn’t even heard of the ‘Way of Righteousness’ through Jesus Christ. They are like dogs who have gone back to their own vomit (see Proverbs 26:11) or pigs that have been washed but go back and roll in the mud.

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