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)....
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-II—2Peter 2:17-22
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”—Patrick Henry(Founding Father/2X Gov. of Virginia, late 1700s)
“Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, & a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.”—Abraham Lincoln(President during Civil War, 1860s)
There are many purveyors of false ‘truth’ who are infecting & effecting our great country’s government.
The politicos promise happiness, prosperity, peace, freedom, wellness, care, etc...BUT is their’s True(real/actual) Liberty/Freedom?
We must ask ourselves a question in all seriousness...
Is Liberty/Freedom a reality for you?
Peter revealed that a false liberty had been presented to the Church.
The true Church yields to true liberty.
But panderers of false Liberty/Freedom can mislead the Church.
Why must the Church yield to God’s liberty?
9 stipulations of true Liberty...God’s liberty.
9 deficiencies/distinctions/expressions/functions/hindrances/hindrance/imitations/implications/invitations/limitations/quagmires/relegations of false liberty.
This morning we found that...
True Liberty...God’s Liberty stipulates...
1. A QUENCHED THIRST(:17a)“wells without water”
2—True liberty stipulates...
Explanation:(:17)“blackness of darkness forever”
:17—“These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”
Jude :12-13—“These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”
*A “star” that “wanders”(erratic/sporadic) is worthless for navigation or seasonal planning!
There is a particular destiny which is kept & secured for these false prophets & teachers. That destiny is an eternal(“forever”) “blackness of darkness.” Their destiny is that they will remain eternally in a land of only twilight at best. From the point of their entrance into eternity, these will never again see another brilliant & beautiful day!
“Reserved”—threw—Verb—1) To attend to carefully, take care of—1a) To guard, 1b) metaph.--To keep, one in the state in which he is, 1c) To observe, 1d) To reserve: to undergo something. “To watch or keep.” Threw expresses watchful care & is suggestive of present possession, fulassw indicates safe custody & often implies assault from without; threw may mark the result of which fulassw is the means. Strong—from terov(a watch; perhaps akin to yewrew); To guard(from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; & thus differing from fulassw, which is properly to prevent escaping; & from koustwdia, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. To note(a prophecy; figuratively--To fulfill a command); by implication--To detain(in custody; figuratively--To maintain); by extension--To withhold(for personal ends; figuratively--To keep unmarried); by extension--To withhold(for personal ends; figuratively--To keep unmarried).