But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. In doing so, Peter must also combat the false teachers who were apparently exerting pressure on the churches to depart from the true knowledge of Christ (see esp. The false (Gnostic) teachers that Peter warned would try to fill the leadership vacuum after the Apostles' decease were already present when Jude wrote his book after the destruction of Jerusalem. False teachers who leave the church to start their own cults are, in a sense, easier to deal with because they have clearly set themselves apart from the Christian community. These false teachers are not afraid to do what they want to do. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep. They appealed not to the best but to the worst in a man. 2 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. Pastor Dan Rude continues our series on the Book of 2 Peter. He is giving extensive consideration of this because, like David, Peter had a passionate love for his God and for the word of God. In verse 10 (2 Peter 2:10) we have certain characteristics brought before us that mark out these false teachers. They think that they themselves are very clever and important. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. The Certainty of Deliverance and Destruction (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) Bob Deffinbaugh: 2004-07-03 : 8. 2 Peter 2 - NIV: But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. 11 The angels are more powerful than the false teachers are. 2 Peter 2:1 "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Peter states in 2 Peter 2:3 that the false teachers are doomed to judgment — “their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” While verse three served as the final warning of the previous section, it also is the springboard for what comes next. 2 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. If 2 Peter 3:1 alludes to 1 Peter, the audience of the epistle is the various Churches in Asia Minor in general (cf. The false teaching is not only a theological challenge but also a moral one, promoting some form of sexual permissiveness as a legitimate Christian lifestyle. They will teach wrong ideas that will destroy people. Peter is writing to churches which are troubled by false teachers who are distorting the apostolic gospel and deceiving believers into leading immoral lives. 2 Peter 2 English Standard Version (ESV) False Prophets and Teachers. 2 False prophets were among God’s people ⌞in the past⌟, as false teachers will be among you.They will secretly bring in their own destructive teachings. But they will say that those wrong ideas are true. They will not hesitate to introduce alongside the truth corrupting heresies, even denying their Redeemer, and bringing on themselves swift destruction. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. Scoffers, the Second Coming, and Scripture (2 Peter 3:1-13) Bob Deffinbaugh 1 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers offered freedom, but it was freedom to sin as much as a man liked. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. These are the “false teachers” Peter warns us about in his second epistle. Object lessons. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. 2 Peter 2 - ESV: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. 1 Peter 1:1). They will deny the Lord, who has bought … Peter tells his people that indeed they are free but they must not use their freedom as a cloak of maliciousness (1 Peter 2:16). Beware of false teachers because their methods are subtle and deceptive. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. (1 Peter 1:1–2) 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, ... 3 In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with deceptive words. In the same way, there will also be false teachers among you. The False Teachers and their Judgment. In fact, this section overlaps most closely with the Epistle of Jude (see Introduction).Our author identifies the false teachers who are functioning in his church. 2 Peter 2:1-3 - NIV: But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. 1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. Peter also gave examples of individuals who had not been influenced by false teachers. False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3) Bob Deffinbaugh: 2004-07-03 : 7. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Peter is quite clear that they did this because they were slaves to their own lusts. ch. Peter directly addresses the false teachers here. The Teachers’ Hall of Shame (2 Peter 2:10-22) Bob Deffinbaugh: 2004-07-03 : 9. It criticizes "false teachers" who distort the authentic, apostolic tradition, and predicts judgment for them. Summarize 2 Peter 2:4–17 by explaining that Peter gave several examples of what had happened to people who had followed false teachers in the past. 1. They do not listen to what anyone else says. # 2:10 This could mean angels.Or it could mean very important people, who have great authority. 2 Peter 2 King James Version KJV But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. More insidious are those teachers who hold onto the name “Christian” and yet subtly or overtly preach things contrary to the Word of God. As there is no power to hold the flesh in check in the untruths which they proclaim, they secretly and often openly live in the lust of uncleanness, making excuses for their evil behavior. In 2 Peter, chapter 2, Peter is writing about the danger of false teachers and the corruption they will work in the church. 2 Peter 2 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) Warnings about False Teachers. Consider the following logic. 2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:3, NIV: "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." These two chapters in 2 Peter very closely parallel the teaching which we find in Jude. These false teachers are not afraid of what other people think about them. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Peter then described false teachers’ wicked behavior. Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: damnable. 2 Peter 2:1-3. There is some general agreement that there are two serious problems in the church: the false teaching about Christ's return and the promotion of an immoral lifestyle. In 2 Peter 1, Peter insisted that the apostolic gospel is a revelation from God and that believing the gospel results in a lifestyle marked by a pursuit of godliness. They despise authority and do not desire to be subject to anyone. 2 Peter 2 New International Version: Par False Teachers and Their Destruction. They are not afraid to say many bad things against the great angels in heaven. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 6. False teachers do prey on the church from without, but they can also arise from within (compare Acts 20:28-30). They are not afraid to say bad things about the beautiful *beings. A. Peter’s Prediction of False Teachers: 19 Peter predicts that just as there were false teachers during the time of the prophets so will their be false teachers in the future who will initiate evil and effect many others with their evil 2:1-3a. 2 Peter 2 New Living Translation (NLT) The Danger of False Teachers. In 2 Peter 2, Peter says God will judge surely the false teachers. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2 Peter 2 : False teachers are bad and dangerous v1 Many years ago, there were false *prophets (people who did not speak God’s true messages) among God’s people. 2 Peter 2 : The false teachers are like animals. 2. OBJECT.--In 2 Peter 3:17 2 Peter 3:18 set forth; namely, to guard his readers against "the error" of false teachers, and to exhort them to grow in experimental "knowledge of our Lord and Saviour" ( 2 Peter 3:18 testimony of apostles and prophets. 2 Peter 2:12–13. 2 Peter 2:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:1, NIV: "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." They think that they themselves are very important. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. 2). 2 Peter 2:1 Context. 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