A Closer Look At Evil Men (5 of 7) by Daniel Rodgers
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A Closer Look At Evil Men (5 of 7)
THE BOOK OF II PETER
II Peter 2:10-22
May 30, 2007
INTRODUCTION: In our lesson last week, Peter warned of false prophets and how they would seek to lead others astray. Unfortunately, he said, "...many shall follow their pernicious or evil ways (vs.2). One thing is certain; God's judgment will fall, and these wicked men shall meet their end. The Lord said, "...whose judgment now long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not (vs. 3b).
Then in (vv. 4-8), Peter gives a three examples of God's judgment. First, He gives the example of the angels who rebelled against Him (vs. 4). Next, He speaks of the judgment of Noah's Day (vs. 5). And thirdly, we are told how God destroyed the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness (vs. 6).
Again, Peter is encouraging the saints to stand fast in the truth of God's Word. These false prophets and teachers will come to and end soon enough. And just as God delivered the righteous in Noah's day and Lot's day, He will make a way of escape for them (vs. 9). The Bible is our defense against falsehood and lies. In Ephesians 6:17, we are told to arm ourselves with "the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
This evening, I want us to take a closer look at these evil men--let's see what the Lord has to say about them:
I. Their Belligerence
II. Their Behavior
III. Their Bondage
I. THEIR BELLIGERENCE
A. Their attitude
1. It says in (vs. 10a), they "despise government." They are "presumptuous and self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities." I saw on the news yesterday where Cindy Sheehan, the self-proclaimed crusader against President Bush and his government policies, has decided to throw in the towel and go back home...to Berkley, no less. Good place for her! This woman, along with the left-wing types like her; the Michael Moores and Rosie O'Donnells of Hollywood, are th ...
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