C F 1-. Character. G -1. Judgment. H 2. Followers. F 3-. Character. G -3-17. Judgment. H 18-22. Followers.
2 Peter 2)
1 But there arose false prophets (cp. Matt. 24:11,24. Luke 6;26. Acts 13:6) also among the people (see Acts 2:47), even as among you also there shall be false teachers (being deceived into another camp), such as privily shall bring in (cp. Rom. 5:20. Gal. 2:4) heresies of destruction (or, perdition. See John 17:12), denying even the Lord that bought them, (See Matt. 13:44,45. They believe another lord, i.e. Satan.)
bringing upon themselves swift destruction. (Over the last several decades, we have seen many "new religions" coming forth. Beware of religions that do not align with God's Word. Some might say, “Well No Christian is going to deny the Christ” Well if you put somebody in His place. if you think you’re going to fly away and all of the sudden pretty boy shows up on the scene performing miracles which he is able to do in the sight of men, and he will be saying the very things that you want to hear. And being a supernatural entity, he is able to perform miracles that are so awesome that most people are not mentally or spiritually prepared for it. So they will deny the true Christ simply by accepting that synagogue of Satan and believing truly and totally that he is Christ)
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways (see Rom. 13:13. Path, course of life or death); by reason of whom the way of truth (the teachings of Christ) shall be blasphemed. (See 1 Pet. 4:4. Pernicious means evil. False prophets twist Scripture to suit their "new religions". Do you remember how Satan tempted Jesus Christ in the wilderness? In other words those that believe that that first messiah that shows soon on the scene is the true Christ and anyone that denies him they will speak evil of that person. You can rest assured they will. As normal as any Christian would if someone talks against Christ, they are going to unknowingly defend him. There’s just one problem. By not patiently sticking to the word of God and by listening to men’s traditions, they will go to the first messiah rather than the 2nd as is so aptly brought forth in the word of God by Christ Himself as we will discover those events that transpire in this hour, this hour of temptation.)
3 And through covetousness shall they with formed (i.e. fabricated) words make merchandise of you: (See Jas. 4:13. Don't get pulled off to the side.)
G J L -3. Judgment. M 4-8. Ungodly of old times. K 9-. Deliverance of Godly. J L -9. Judgment. M 10-17. Ungodly of later times.
whose judgment from of old time (as in 3:5) lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not. (Their damnation does not sleep, because God is the judge. He keeps very good records.)
M e1 4-. Angels. f1 -4. Cast down to Tartarus. e2 5-. The old world. f2 -5. The flood. e3 6-. Sodom and Gomorrah. f3 -6-8. Overthrown.
4 For if God spared not angels that sinned, (See Acts 20:29. They left their 1st habitation rather than being born of woman.)
but having thrust down to Tartarus (Homer describes it as subterranean [cp. Deut. 32:33, which may refer to this. The Homeric Tartarus is the prison of the Titans, or giants [cp. Heb. Rephaim, Gen. 6:3], who rebelled against Zeus) delivered (see John 19:30) them into chains of darkness (see Jude 6,13), reserved unto judgment; (Jude 1:6 tells us the angels that sinned are the "nephilim" which left their habitation to take wives of the daughters of Adam as we will see in the next few verses.)
5 And spared not the ancient world (see Matt. 5:21), but preserved Noah the eighth person (i.e. with 7 other adamic souls.), a preacher of righteousness,
bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (The geber. See Matt. 14:37-39. The word "preacher" in this verse is translated from the Greek word "kerux" (kay-roox). The Greek word means to herald a divine truth. In Noah's case, he heralded, or warned, of a flood. Imagine now Noah and his family must have been mocked and ridiculed. Are you beginning to see how much we have in common with Noah? You see, we are also warning of a flood, the flood of lies that will flow from antichrist's mouth. God was able to deliver Noah from that hour of temptation. He was able to deliver him from His own wrath, that is to say God’s wrath. Let me just go one step further on that. How did He do that? Through Noah’s obedience to build the ark. Noah was obedient to God. Are you?)
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes
condemned them with an overthrow (Gr. katastrophe, see 2 Tim. 2:14), having made them an example (of Armageddon) of those that after should live ungodly; (God doesn't mess around, He will destroy it. In other words it was an example of what sodomy and the things that were transpiring there in Sodom and Gomorrah and you remember what happened to the two angels that went to the city and approached Lot. In other words He was able to do what?)
7 And rescued just Lot (as believing Yahaveh, Lot was justified. We do not know all his life, and we do not know all implied by the rest of this verse and by v.8), oppressed by the behavior of lasciviousness of the lawless: (In other words what God was able to do with Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone was a prime example of what shall be in this end generation at Hamon-gog and Armageddon. It was a type. It was an example of what God is about to do. Will you be spared? If you follow after the wicked one you will perish with the wicked as far as escaping the first death. In other words let me say the first resurrection. You will not partake in the first resurrection but will have to go through the second because you were deceived. Why? By listening to men rather than understanding the plan of salvation of God by these wonderful examples He sets forth here in this book. He was able to deliver those that trusted in Him. Lot trusted Him. Noah trusted Him. Lot was obedient to Him and Noah was obedient to Him. And God saved them which was an example full of His salvation for you even today. Obedience to His word. Alright?)
8 (For the just one dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) (He tried to fix it.)
9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly (see Acts 10:2) out of temptation, (See 1 Pet. 1:6. (No need for "rapture"))
and to reserve the unjust to a day of judgment to be punished: (Cp. Job 21:30. See 1 Pet. 4:6-13. He can do it. Do you trust Him? Do you believe that? If you had faith to believe that then you wouldn’t worry about the end times because it’s not going to be tempting to you. Anytime you are well informed and are not biblically illiterate whereby you understand God’s plan, you’re never going to find, regardless of how many miracles he works, satan to be tempting. Quite to the contrary, he’s going to be an abomination. Filth! Filth that he is parading on this earth as messiah! And the unlearned shall whore after him thinking it is the true Christ.)
M g Description. Fleshly lusts and presumption. h 11. Contrast. Angels. i 12,13-. End. g -13,14. Description. Lusts and covetousness. h 15,16. Comparison. Balaam. i 17. End.
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise dominion (see Eph. 1:21. Jude 8). Daring are they, self-willed (see Tit. 1:7), they do not tremble to blaspheme (as in v.2) dignities.
11 Whereas angels, though being greater in power and might (cp. Ps. 103:20. 2 Thess. 1:7), bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. (Cp. Jude 9. Zech. 3:1,2. Reporting only Fact.)
12 But these, as natural brute living creatures (Gr. zoon. These are fallen angels), made for capture and destruction, speak evil in the things that they are ignorant of; and shall utterly perish (see 2 Tim. 3:8) in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the wages of unrighteousness, (Cp. v.15 and Acts 1;18.)
reckoning it [as they do] as they that count it pleasure living delicately in the day time (cp. Jas. 5:5). Spots they are (people - Kenites) and blemishes, living delicately in their own deceivings (see Eph. 4:22. Cp. 1 Cor. 11;21.) while they feast (religious meetings) with you;
14 Having eyes full of an adulteress, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling (see Jas. 1:14) unstable souls (not educated in God's word): having a heart they have exercised with covetousness; children of the curse:
15 Which have forsaken the right way (road), and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam (see Num. 22) the son of Bosor (Num. 22:5), who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (Followers of antichrist. See 3:8,10,12.)
16 But had rebuked for his own iniquity: the dumb (see Acts 8:32) ass speaking (see Acts 4:18) with man's voice hindered the madness (cp. 2 Cor. 11:33) of the prophet. (Baalim delivered Yehovah's messages [Num. 23:5,16; 24:4,13], however unwilling. He afterwards became a minister of Satan, in the counsel he gave Balak [Num. 31:8,16])
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are driven with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
H j 18-. Seducers. Their methods. k -18. The seduced. Their past escape. j 19. Seducers. Their promise. k 20-22. The seduced. Their apostasy.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity (see Rom. 8:20. Began to speak emptiness, false doctrine), they allure through the lasciviousness of the flesh, through much wantonness,
those that were indeed escaped (see 1:4) from them who live in error. (See 1 Pet. 1:17.)
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves being the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome (see 2 Cor. 12:13), of the same is he enslaved also. (If you listen to man, you will be listening to Satan.)
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge (see 1:2,3,8) of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (cp. 3;18), they are again entangled therein (see 2 Tim. 2:4), and overcome, the latter end is become worse with them than the first. (It would have been better if you never opened God's Word.)
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness (not to have accepted salvation), than, after they have known it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22 But there has happened to them the fulfillment of the true proverb, The dog is turned back to his own vomit again; (quoted from Prov. 26:11) and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (All dirtied up again in the mud. Think of this in the spiritual sense. See Rev. 9:12.)