2 Peter 2 Outline
– God does not tolerate evil deeds (2 Peter 2:1-22)
2 Peter 2 Bible Study
In 2 Peter 2:1-3, from time to time, you may come across a few false teachers. You can discern false teachers by the teachings they preach.To find out whether what they preach is truthful, you must examine it in the Bible. False teachers often act deceitfully and not according to the biblical standards. They will use all ways to persuade you. They may ask you to pay money to get healing. They can use all kinds of smooth talk to persuade you into believing that they are the real teachers. Anyone who preach a gospel different from the gospel that the early apostles preach will be doomed in Hell.
In 2 Peter 2:4-5, God is merciful to those who put their faith in him but he will not have sympathy on people who rebel against him. During Noah’s days, God sent a flood to kill all the people in the world. Only Noah, hire wife, his three sons and their fiancÃ©es were not killed.
In 2 Peter 2:6-9, Lot was a good man who lives in Sodom. He did right so God saved him, his two daughters and his wife. His wife disobeyed God by looking back and was transformed into a pillar of salt. This proves that God is faithful to those who obey him. After the angels brought Lot out, God rained down sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah to destroy the wicked people living there.
In 2 Peter 2:10-19, God does not tolerate evil. Once you accepted Jesus, you must make up your mind to stop sinning. You cannot live the old way of life you used to life. For example, if you used to go to parties and dance to the disco music and get drunk, you should stop doing that because it is a sin. Christians should regularly listen to godly music and not the worldly music so that they can be close with God. Cursing people or accusing people is a wrong thing to do. We must never accuse someone if we don’t know whether he did it. Evil people will be punished by God eventually, if not on earth, they will suffer in Hell for the wicked things they do. Balaam was the prophet that King Balak sent for to speak curses on the Israelites (Numbers 22 KJV). When we do evil things, we are slaves to our fleshly desires. We must let Jesus take in charge of our lives and let the Holy Spirit renew our minds. When you set your mind to obey God, you will not yield to sinful desires.
In 2 Peter 2:20-21, the apostle Peter is referring to those who accepted Jesus but backslided because they cannot overcome their sins. If you have known the gospel yet rejected him, you will be punished even more in hell compare to those who have not known the gospel. Every now and then, we must examine ourselves and see if there is any area of our lives that doesn’t please God. If you have a weakness but face difficulty in overcoming it, you can ask Jesus to help you. You should also ask church leaders to pray for your weaknesses.“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20 KJV)