If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.


2 Peter 2 - NIV

False Teachers and Their Destruction

1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

2 Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,[a] putting them in chains of darkness[b] to be held for judgment;

5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;

6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;

7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless

8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—

9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh[c] and despise authority.
Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;

11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from[d] the Lord.

12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.

13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.[e]

14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!

15 They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer,[f] who loved the wages of wickedness.

16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.

17 These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them.

18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.

19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”

20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.

21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,”[g] and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”


Footnotes

a. 2 Peter 2:4 Some manuscripts in gloomy dungeons
b. 2 Peter 2:4 Greek Tartarus
c. 2 Peter 2:10 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 18.
d. 2 Peter 2:11 Many manuscripts beings in the presence of
e. 2 Peter 2:13 Some manuscripts in their love feasts
f. 2 Peter 2:15 Greek Bosor
g. 2 Peter 2:22 Prov.?26:11


Sermons on 2 Peter 2 More sermons: 2 Peter 2

Gordon Curley avatar
Respectable Sins - Ungodliness
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2017
Summary: Respectable Sins - Ungodliness - 2 Peter chapter 2 verses 4-10 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-10
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 45
Dean Rhine avatar
False Teachers
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: What a false teacher looks like
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-3:1
Views: 275
Jordan Muck avatar
The Lost Art of Spiritual Regurgitation
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Oct, 2016
Summary: A warning to those who were/are teaching anything different than the Gospel (truth) and choosing to live outside of the faith (acting in a way they were not created to be).
Series: Dog Days
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:22
Views: 51
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-6
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Aug, 2016
Summary: 6 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 85
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-5
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Aug, 2016
Summary: 5 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 54
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-4
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2016
Summary: 4 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 122
Kelly Durant avatar
Are you a piece of Merchandise?
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Jul, 2016
Summary: Deceitful pastors are on the rise and are a serious problem as we often lose members to false churches. Here is a way to deal with the situation to open eyes to appreciate the freedom and truths they have/
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:3
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 116
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-3
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2016
Summary: 3 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 108
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-1
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2016
Summary: 1 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 226
Byron Sherman avatar
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jul, 2016
Summary: 2 of 6. Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church. The true Church yields to true liberty, but Why? We will examine 9 stipulations of true Liberty(God’s liberty)....
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 71
Jay Tigner avatar
Be Aware and Beware
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: A brief message about the reality and danger of false teachers
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 265
Tony Abram avatar
ARE YOU BECOMING A BACKSLIDER?
Shared by: Tony Abram on Jan, 2016
Summary: THERE ARE SIGNS WHEN A PERSON BEGINS TO BACKSLIDE.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
IN THE WILDERNESS
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Aug, 2015
Summary: In man's heart and in his mind, there is the love of God that gives us the strength to resist all temptation campaigns launched by Satan to draw us further and further away from God, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Standing Firm
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jun, 2015
Summary: 2 Peter 2 deals with false teachers who's destiny is destruction, who's actions are depraved, and who's words are deceitful.
Scott Bayles avatar
Afterlife: Hell
Shared by: Scott Bayles on May, 2015
Summary: What lies beyond death's door? The Bible describes three realms: Hades, Hell and Heaven. The second in this three-part sermon series, this sermon explores what the Bible really says about Hell and final punishment.
Series: Afterlife
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:2-3:13
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 961
Brian Bill avatar
God is our Rescuer
Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2015
Summary: God will not spare unrepentant sinners but will rescue the righteous.
T.J. Conwell avatar
False Teachers, Part 3
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2015
Summary: Peter's warning against false teachers has a specific application for us: Are we not charged with teaching others? Shouldn't our life demonstrate Christ in all we do? Are we living for ourselves or for others? It's an incredible challenge we all need!
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 392
Brian Bill avatar
Spotting False Teachers
Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2015
Summary: False teachers don’t walk around with nametags that say, “Hi, I’m a False Teacher.” We must beware of false beliefs, faulty behavior and fake benefits.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,745
T.J. Conwell avatar
False Teachers, Part 2
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2015
Summary: Peter gives us a a ferocious description of false teachers and how God will treat them in eternity. Will we heed God's word and ensure that we stand against, and not allow, these teachers in the church?
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
T.J. Conwell avatar
False Teachers, Part 1
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on May, 2015
Summary: False teachers in the church are not a new thing. They are unrepentant souls who seek their own flattery rather than submit to the will of God. Christians should be alert for these teachers and be able to stand against their heresy.
Series: 2 Peter
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 348
Brian Bill avatar
Make Every Effort to Grow
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2015
Summary: Spiritual growth is intentional, not automatic. When we add to our faith we will abound in fruitfulness and have the assurance of forever. We have all we need and when we use all that we have we will grow…and it will show.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:5-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,798
Andy Grossman avatar
False Teachers - False Preachers
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Jan, 2015
Summary: How to tell false teaching from the truth
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-14
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,028
Ricky Taylor avatar
Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic
Shared by: Ricky Taylor on Dec, 2014
Summary: The World is coming to an end, just as the Titanic was sinking, and, as they were pretending all was well, so is the world...
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:4-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,042
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Come let us have a trial? Divine deliverance...
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Let us call this court to order and swear in the witness to speak of DIVINE DELIVERANCE...
Gordon Curley avatar
Beware of False Teachers
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2014
Summary: Beware of False Teachers - (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-22
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 293
Jeff Strite avatar
Will God Send People To Hell?
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2014
Summary: There are many people who are uncomfortable with the idea that God sends people to hell. Does He? And if He does, what kind of people does He send there?
Dennis Davidson avatar
EMPTY FREEDOM
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Freedom is a concept that is very important in today's world, yet not everybody really understands what the word means. False teachers promise liberty, but this not a promise they can fulfill. The freedom they offer is an empty freedom
Series: 2 Peter
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,115
Dennis Davidson avatar
CHRISTIAN CAUTIONS & CONFIDENCES
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jun, 2014
Summary: Having stressed the importance of God¡¯s Word, Peter next relays a warning against those who threaten the church¡¯s purpose by rejecting their progress toward godliness & by refusing to submit to the authority of God¡¯s Word.
Series: 2 Peter
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,924
Mark H. Stevens ThD avatar
The Heresy of Seed Faith Giving
Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Apr, 2014
Summary: It is time for the Saints of God to be WARNED about heresy in the pulpit!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,281
Gordon Curley avatar
WHEN LIFE AIN'T FAIR!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2013
Summary: WHEN LIFE AIN'T FAIR! (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:9-17
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 655