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)....
The PROMISE Of LIBERTY-III—2Peter 2:17-22
A young man was elated when he turned eighteen in a state where curfew is 11:00 p.m. for anyone under eighteen years of age.
He happily announced the news to his Dad about how he didn’t have to be in by 11:00pm!...all the while hoping for some sympathy & leniency from Dad.
Surprisingly, Dad said, “Son, you can stay out as late as you want...BUT there’s one string attached. You see, the car is under seventeen & it has to be in the garage by eleven.”
There are many purveyors of false ‘truth’ who are infecting & effecting our great country’s government. In fact, because we are not a ‘Christian nation’ per se, but are rather a ‘Christian influenced’ nation,
The politicos promise happiness, prosperity, peace, freedom, wellness, care, etc. within a background of the church...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 distinctions/functions/invitations/stipulations of true Liberty...God’s liberty.
We have found previously that...
True Liberty...God’s Liberty stipulates/assumes...
1. A QUENCHED THIRST(:17a)“wells without water”
2. ETERNAL LIGHT(:17b)“blackness of darkness forever”
3—True liberty stipulates...
Explanation:(:18a)“great swelling words”
:18—“For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.”
These false prophets & teachers readily & brashly thunder out their empty false doctrine. And in doing so, by presenting a persona of self-confidence, entice the very ones who have “actually escaped.”
“They spoke with” an “assertive confidence” that made “the weak”(new converts, the curious, & the attracted) suppose the false prophets & teachers knew “what they were talking about.”(NAC)
Jude 1:16—“These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; & they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.”
“Speak/Uttering/Mouth”—fyeggomai—Verb—1) To give out a sound, noise or cry—1a) of any sort of sound or voice, whether of man or of animal or inanimate object as thunder, musical instruments, etc. Strong—To utter a clear sound, i.e. generally--To proclaim. Used 3X.
Probably akin to feggov—Brilliancy—& thus to fhmi—To show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.
“Great Swelling Words/Boastful words”—uperogkov—Adj.—1) Overswollen; 2) metaph.--Immoderate, extravagant. Strong—Bulging over, i.e. figuratively--Insolent. RWP—Old compound adjective(uper & ogkov, a swelling, swelling above & beyond), in N.T. only here & Jude 1:16. Used 2X.