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The Great Pretenders (5 of 7)
Series: Get Real
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Peter 2:9
We are in a series on Sunday nights in the book of 2nd Peter called, "Great Real: How to Live an Authentic Christian Life." And tonight, we want to talk about this subject, "The Great Pretenders."
Now, how many in this room ever watched the television show, "Lost in Space?" Did anybody ever watch "Lost in Space?" All right. More on this side than on that side. "Lost in Space," when I was a kid growing up in the 60s - I was born in 1962 - that was the coolest show. And anybody growing up, you know, born in the same time I was, if you were a kid, you could identify with one of the characters in "Lost in Space," Will Robinson. I mean, he was the coolest guy because he had a really neat family. Everybody got along pretty well. They loved each other. And so he had a good family. He was always on an adventure. And he had a robot. And I was thinking, Man, I would love to have a robot. All I got's a little sister. And I wanted a robot, you know, that would just do whatever you said. And in "Lost in Space," it was almost inevitable in every show the robot would get all wound up because there was danger. And, you know, when the robot got excited in "Lost in Space," he'd just wave his arm-warning, warning. He'd do that-danger, danger. Danger- danger. But that's what he would do.
And he would get all excited. Now I don't really know how that helps, just waving your arms, "Warning, warning," but that's what he did.
Tonight, we are going to look at 2nd Peter, the end of chapter 2, and we're going to see how Peter was waving his arms and saying, "Warning, warning, danger, danger," and it had to do with imposters, with pretenders, with false prophets. All of chapter 2 is about false prophets. And, really, all of the book is about authentic Christianity and seeing authentic Christianity and false Christianity. And the false prophets were around in Petrels day when he wrote this in the ...
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