by Marvin D. Patterson

Warnings Against False Prophets (1 of 2)
Series: Warnings Against False Prophets
Marvin Patterson
2 Peter 2:1-5

There was a teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots on. He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on.

When the second boot was finally on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, ''Teacher, they're on the wrong feet.'' She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on -- this time on the right feet.

He then announced, ''These aren't my boots.'' She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, ''Why didn't you say so?'' like she wanted to. Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off.

He then said, ''They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear them.'' The teacher didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

She said, ''Now, where are your mittens?'' He said, ''I stuffed them in the toes of my boots.''


We are proceeding into the second great chapter of the wonderful epistle that Peter wrote. In chapter one, we know that Peter said in verses 5-7 that we are to add to our

''faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity''

When we develop these attributes, we are going to be fruitful Christians, walking in the light of the Lord, instead of the darkness of sin. We also saw that Peter was an eyewitness of the Lord, and that God gave the authors of Scripture a divine Word, through a divine process called inspiration. God inspired these human authors to write what they wrote using their own background ...

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