GOD KNOWS HOW
II Peter 2:l-9
INTRODUCTION: In this passage of scripture, we have a solemn
warning concerning false teachers. The Bible clearly teaches
that it was a problem in the Apostles' days and it will also
trouble us. We also have record of how God dealt with the
ungodliness in days gone by and how He cared for the godly in an
ungodly generation. This passage is linked very closely to Jude
4-8. Notice that this text teaches that God knows how.
I. TO REVEAL THE DECEIVERS. v.l-3
A. The Warning. l
Matthew 24:5, "For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
Matthew 24:24, "For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great
signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were
possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
I Timothy 4:l-2, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly
that in the latter times, some shall depart from
the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and
doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy,
having their conscience seared with a hot iron."
l. Their Method.
"secretly" they came into the church under
false colors and gave the impressions that they
were true to the Christian faith. They secretly
"bring in alongside."
2. Their Message
"heresies" to make a choice; a sect, a party ...
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