2 peter 2:19 commentary

(Phillips: Touchstone). Ga 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”. Peter encourages them with a vision of "an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't Exhortation to Christian Virtue. A sinner begets a sinner, but a saint does not beget a saint. Eerdmans, 2 Peter Devotionals & Sermon Illustrations, By the Holy Spirit -Romans 8:15; 2Co 3:17, Proclaimed by Christ -Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18, The service of Christ is -1 Corinthians 7:22, Jewish ordinances -Galatians 4:3; Colossians 2:20, Called the glorious liberty of the children of God -Romans 8:21, Not offend others by -1Corinthians 8:9; 10:29,32, The gospel is the law of -James 1:25; 2:12, Typified -Lv 25:10-17; Ga 4:22, 23, 24, 25, 26,31, Jn 8:34; Ro 6:12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22; Titus 3:3, A characteristic of the wicked -Psalms 49:18, Prosperity frequently leads to -Psalms 30:6; Hosea 12:8; Luke 12:17-19, Obstinate sinners often given up to -Psalms 81:11,12; Hosea 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 2:10,11, We should adhere to established wicked practices -Jeremiah 44:17, We are rich in spiritual things -Revelation 3:17, We may have peace while in sin -Deuteronomy 29:19, Gifts entitle us to heaven -Matthew 7:21,22, Privileges entitle us to heaven -Matthew 3:9; Luke 13:25,26, God will not punish our sins Psalms 10:11; Jeremiah 5:12, Christ shall not come to judge 2 Peter 3:4, Our lives shall be prolonged Isaiah 56:12; Luke 12:19; James 4:13, Frequently preserved in, to the last Matthew 7:22; 25:11,12; Luke 13:24,25, Fatal consequences of Matthew 7:23; 24:48-51; Luke 12:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:3, Is to the devil -1 Timothy 3:7; 2 Timothy 2:26, Is to sin -John 8:34; Acts 8:23; Romans 6:16; 7:23; Galatians 4:3; 2 Peter 2:19, Deliverance from, promised -Isaiah 42:6,7, Christ delivers from -Luke 4:18,21; John 8:36; Romans 7:24,24; Ephesians 4:8, The gospel, the instrument of deliverance from -John 8:32; Romans 8:2, Saints are delivered from -Romans 6:18,22, Deliverance from, illustrated -Deuteronomy 4:20. (Jn 8:34). Thus the person who is overcome by his lusts is represented as being the slave of those lusts (see Ro 6:16-note). 2 Peter 2:19 Commentary. In the NT, used only in the mid. Teachers You know why; you’ve read the stories. Danger of Zodhiates - To proclaim as public announcements or decrees; hence to announce a message, summons, or a promise. Add to cart. When anger was in Cain's heart (Ge 4:6-7), murder was not far off (Ge 4:8). 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice (present tense = habitually, as a lifestyle) righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother." When the people finally began to leave their enslaved lives and make their way toward freedom? A man was walking down a hill in the woods when he stepped on a little twig. (read Colossians 3:5+) Do you make it your DAILY work? Comment: Real "freedom" is a marvelous paradox for it entails enslavement to God! 2 Peter3:17-18 $ 2.00: 2 Peter Audio Commentary - Individual Sessions quantity. They themselves (the false teachers) are unable to deliver the freedom they promise, because they themselves are (continuously enslaved to the very corruption which their followers are also trying to escape. The false teaching mode of operation is to promise liberty yet enslave their converts in sin. Abraham Lincoln, realizing that slavery is completely against human dignity, officially abolished it from the United States on that day. Slavery is scorned and rejected. To distinguish it from Peter’s first epistle, it was given the Greek title “Petrou B”, or 2 Peter. It acquires this as Near Eastern religions win new adherents and in so doing change the Greek view of God and our relationship to him. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 2 Peter 2:13 - suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. 1 Corinthians 10:29 I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience? These deceived lying false teachers promise freedom, perhaps freedom from laws or other restraints (even conscience) of the sinful tendencies found in our flesh nature inherited from Adam. But no one is ever completely free in that sense. 2 Peter 3:1-6 Commentary. 2 Peter 2:22 Commentary. But they probably neglected entirely those other teachings of Paul, "If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live" (Ro 8:13-note). Slaves (1401)(doulos from deo = to bind so doulos = one bound to another) is one who is in bondage or bound to another and thus describes the horrible state of being completely controlled by "sin". All rights reserved, See discussion of the Need for the Holy Spirit to obey NT commands, Kittel, G., Friedrich, G., & Bromiley, G. W. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. In our daily spiritual walk, we are continually being tempted and continually in danger of being carried away and enticed by our own lusts and if we give in the result is sin (James 1:14-15+). He said then, "There is a relation between thee and me, elder than either thy or my birth, if thou be the daughter of Laban (The works of Josephus Ant I, xix 5). (Jn 8:31, cp Jn 17:17) and the opposite principle that "everyone who commits (present tense = habitually, as their lifestyle) sin is the slave of sin." This idea of freedom was naturally applied to relations between states which gave rise to the idea of sovereignty. Be ALWAYS at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you." 2 Peter 2:19 King James Version << 2 Peter 1 | 2 Peter 2 | 2 Peter 3 >> 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. Our redemption is in the blood. PROMISING THEM FREEDOM: eleutherian autois epaggellomenoi (PAPMPN): Promising (1861) (epaggello from epi = an intensifier of the verb + aggello = to tell, declare) means to proclaim, promise, declare, announce, claim (profess). Comment: Human freedom that in which man was originally created, is not liberty to do wrong or to indulge oneself, but in fact is liberty to obey God. 1 Peter 2:9(ESV) Verse Thoughts What an astonishing revelation is contained within this simple yet profound verse of Scripture, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light". Wuest: While they are promising them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption. Even the bondage that sin creates is deceitful, for the people who are bound actually think they are free! Medically, loss of appetite is a usually a sign of a serious illness, possibly even impending death. II. Wherefore, though the Christian, as a Christian, is the only man at liberty, as called thereunto of God; yet his liberty is limited to things that are good: he is not licensed thereby to indulge the flesh. The word “better” in 2 Peter 2:21 is crucial. Peter uses a bit of sarcasm here emphasizing the ridiculousness of the possibility that people who are slaves of sin themselves could ever set anybody else free! One application equates the "little foxes" with "little" sins. Peter restates the same principle Paul taught in Romans --, Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? 5:1, “with freedom did Christ set us free.” The combination of the noun with the verb stresses the completeness of the act, the aorist (or point) tense indicating both its momentary and comprehensive character; it was done once for all. “liberty” , is rendered “freedom” in Gal. Since these false teachers have denied Jesus Christ Who purchased with His own blood enslaved sinners from the power of sin (2Pe 2:1), they have in effect denied the only Source of spiritual freedom (Jn 8:31, 32, 36, Ro 8:2-note, Ga 5:1). In Song of Solomon we read "Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom." The RV margin “for freedom” gives perhaps the preferable meaning, i.e., “not to bring us into another form of bondage did Christ liberate us from that in which we were born, but in order to make us free from bondage.”, The word is twice rendered “freedom” in the RV of Gal. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: They promise them liberty. 2 Peter 1:19-21. But these actions can quickly enslave a person. The Power of God’s Promise. Comment: The motif of bondage and freedom is central to the teaching of Paul, and it takes two forms: bondage to law and bondage to sin and death. FOR BY WHAT A MAN IS OVERCOME: o gar tis hettetai (3SRPI): For (gar) introduces an explanation. The noun eleutheria is derived from the adjective eleutheros. 2-peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. The creators of the lectionary have evidently changed the order of the texts so that “Shepherd Sunday” might be celebrated each year on the Fourth Sunday … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Peter 2:19-25" These false teachers, not being saved and therefore not knowing grace, misrepresented the latter as license to sin. 2 Peter 2 is the second chapter of the Second Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author identifies himself as "Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle, but there are charges that it is a work of Peter's followers between 60-90 CE. Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. You are not under law; you are under grace!" 2 Peter 2:22(NASB) Verse Thoughts Both saved and unsaved people use this well-known saying, from Proverbs, to show concern for a friend, or acquaintance, who has returned to an unsavoury relationship or pulled back into some unwholesome activity - it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "a dog returns to its own vomit," and, "a sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire. When explaining this passage ask your audience, “better WHEN?” The text, properly understood, only allows one answer: better in this life. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. In the name of political freedom, people are in political bondage all over the world. What is commendable is that one has submitted to God's will and that he is suffering, not because he did something wrong, but because he did something right. The only uses in the non-apocryphal Septuagint are Esther 4:7, Pr 13:12. In secular Gk. Peter is not saying that suffering is a commendable thing. He considered freedom to be the essential good of the polis. Thus sin is not the true master of men, but a usurper, ruling with rigor, albeit the rule is disguised so that not even the wisest seems capable of recognizing it apart from the teaching of the Spirit of God.". There is one use of eleutheria in the Septuagint... Leviticus 19:20+ 'Now if a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave acquired for another man, but who has in no way been redeemed, nor given her freedom, there shall be punishment; they shall not, however, be put to death, because she was not free. Politicians promise us the moon, but they can’t deliver. They are may look very successful but they are not to be envied because they are "defeated" men! Matthew Henry sums up their sad state - Their own lusts have gotten a complete victory over them, and they are actually in bondage to them (Ro 6:16-note), making provision for the flesh (Ro 13:!4-note) to satisfy its cravings (Ed: Which are continually waging war against our soul = 1Pe 2:11-note), comply with its directions, and obey its commands. The call to freedom is at the heart of New Testament faith. 4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder… To the contrary, true liberty is living as we should not as we please. "Away with the enslaving rules that govern the life of the body! g. In the Hellenistic period we also find a sacral use for the “proclamation” of a festival. The deceiving (and deceived - see 2Ti 3:13-note) false teacher promise their listeners the freedom to live as they please. Unwilling to look the other way any longer, on September 22, 1862, he presented what came to be known as the Emancipation Proclamation, an official document condemning human slavery. Religious pundits say, “We will set you free from your medieval religion. False teachers promise liberty, but they cannot produce liberty. If people refuse to follow God, their only option is to follow Satan and their own sinful desires and become enslaved to what their bodies want. Paul implies that he encountered a similar error in Corinth (read 1Cor 6:12ff). John Piper has a reasoned discussion of this section noting that, false teachers were right to promise people freedom. Later the noun and the adj. The glory of the Gospel brings spiritual freedom, while the disgrace of this "brand" of false teaching brings bondage to sin, self and Satan. The writer of Hebrews warns us to beware of the deceitfulness of sin (Heb 3:13-note). Their minds and hearts are so far corrupted and depraved that they have neither power nor will to refuse the task that is imposed on them. Genesis 15:13 And God said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved (Hebrew = abad = to serve; Lxx = douloo) and oppressed four hundred years. Ἐλευθερίαν, liberty) so as neither to he afraid of the devil, nor to loathe the flesh.— ᾧ γάρ τις ἥττηται) for he by whom any one has permitted himself to be overcome, and has yielded himself vanquished.— τούτῳ καὶ δεδούλωται, by him also is he held in bondage) 1 Samuel 17:9. There would have been far less likelihood of my falling, for I would have been aware of the danger." 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. Are - Notice this verb is in the present tense which indicates their continual enslavement to sin, their master, a cruel master indeed! To be made to feel less important, be treated worse. 2:18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked. (Ro 6:16-note), I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. Peterprobably wrot… 2 Peter 2 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. But it could also be used in the less frequent and bad sense of being reckless, or unrestrained. Overcome (2274) (hettao or hettaomai or hessaomai from hetton = less, inferior) first means to be less or inferior. For a person is - Bible verse They belong together and qualify each other. where they are being held until the day of judgment. 2Pe 3:8-10, Maturity in light of that Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. Service may be rendered to the state, but by free choice. 2 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 Peter 2:17 Commentary. Freedom must operate under the framework of principle. The New Testament introduces us to Jesus—the ultimate source of our freedom. in Nestle-Aland, but in KJV is also used in 2Co 12:13 where hettao means to be treated as inferior to or worse than. The constant danger is rejection of the law in the name of a misconceived freedom which is purely arbitrary, because it is willing to grant itself more freedom than it is willing to grant to others. 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. All rights reserved). (Amplified: They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement-for by … Peter wants his readers to be firm in the foundation of their faith, which is to know God more deeply through Jesus Christ as made known through the apostolic witness. 2 Peter 2:19 New International Version (NIV). (Pr 1:18+) (Beloved, sin no matter how alluring and pleasurable is always a deadly, deceptive trap - cp Heb 3:13- note, Jas 1:15-note). Commentary on 1 Peter 2:19-25 View Bible Text . 2 Peter 2:6-8 Commentary. To what time does it refer? It promises life but instead brings death. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. 2 Peter 2:19: They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity-for "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them." 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. You cannot serve (douleuo) God and wealth." We need no veil and we have free access to God. The training of conscience is contemporaneous with the growth of Christian character. To be forced to yield. Their empty and boastful promises of liberty are reminiscent of Satan’s words to Eve (Ge 3:5). The vast majority of the former slaves couldn’t read, so they had no idea what the news was carrying. "Servants" is Doulos, "slaves." 2 Peter 2:20-21 Commentary. Pay close attention to Acts 2:21 where Peter, quoting Joel, reminds the crowd that only those who call on the name of the Lord will be saved from God’s judgment and enter the messianic kingdom. 1 * Symeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of equal value to ours through the righteousness of our God and savior Jesus Christ: 2 may grace and peace be yours in abundance through knowledge * of God and of Jesus our Lord. And they were also called mancipia, from manu capiuntur, they are taken captive by the hand of their enemy. Zondervan, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. (from nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"). TDNT (Classic Greek use) - a. 2 Peter 2:19 REV and Commentary - They promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption. Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, Facts about false teachers. And so for the longest time, slavery continued even though it had been officially brought to an end. Is it possible that the move away from the accusation of “legalism” without a parallel declaration of separation unto holiness in life (including music, dress, deportment in corporate worship, not to mention in the home and workplace) has been the catalyst for the very loose lifestyles being preached as acceptable in the emerging churches and at many so-called evangelical seminars and parties? (See note 1Pe 2:16). It is connected with Lat. Reprinted by permission. (Vine, W E: Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words). 5 And God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Jesus bought us with His blood. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 2 Peter 3:8-15a EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to encourage Christians to live Godly lives (1:3) that they “may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust” (1:4). As Vine says "Man is so constituted that only as he pleases God can he be happy in the higher, the spiritual, part of his nature, and efficient for the great ends for which he was created. The "doulos" is the possession of his master (the master in context being personified by whatever specific sin it is that conquers him) and is obligated to do "sin's" will, They should have been bond servants of Jesus Christ (1Pe 2:!6-note, etc) but instead chose to to have "corruption" as their master. We need to be responsible for the decisions we make. Personal dignity consists of freedom. For many Protestant believers, a category for a judgment according to works does not exist; we’re saved by faith after all! | Powered by WordPress, The liberty that false teachers promised here is freedom from, There is an ever-recurring confusion between liberty and license. We should give thanks for the food and for our liberty and then express our liberty by choosing not to eat the food that offends the brother. (3SRPI), Amplified: They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement-for by whatever anyone is made inferior or worse or is overcome, to that [person or thing] he is enslaved. Little do they realize that this enslaves them to “corruption.”. This explains the fierceness with which the Greeks fought for political independence. Pay close attention to Acts 2:21 where Peter, quoting Joel, reminds the crowd that only those who call on the name of the Lord will be saved from God’s judgment and enter the messianic kingdom. 2 Peter 3:14-16 Commentary. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Legalistic repression is no biblical value. He who loves a shadow becomes, himself, a shadow. They probably quoted Gal 5:1 with great power among the new and unstable converts: "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery!" Epictetus, Plutarch, and Philo). Gr., used more in the sense of announcing a summons, issuing a command. (see note 2 Peter 1:4). Those who are not wise are slaves, no matter what the form of their bondage (cf. In the last couple decades, the emphasis on the grace of God in the life of the believer and his liberty has swung the pendulum precariously to the left of the balance between “liberty” and “freedom”. Socialism ends in giving power and authority to politicians. He calls them to live holy 2 Peter 2:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 2:10, NIV: "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;" 2 Peter 2:10, ESV: "and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Wise King Solomon urged his son to understand that true freedom is possible only within the sphere of God-centered living, for which He created us. Socialism always emphasizes the herd concept. False These were called servi, slaves, from the verb servare, to keep or preserve. Those officially emancipated people, thinking slavery was the way they were condemned to exist, continued to live in bondage though they had been declared free men and women since the fall of 1862. This is the characteristic of the wise. Hettao is used in the NT only in this verse and 2Pe 2:20 (note). Read 2 Peter 2:19 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Peter encourages them with a vision of "an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't Legalistic repression is no biblical value. that is part of making “our calling and election sure”? Seneca said, "To be enslaved to oneself is the heaviest of all servitudes." I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Jn 8:31-37), Wuest  - Strachan, commenting on the words, "while they promise them liberty," says: "Doubtless that Antinomianism (against law, thus lawlessness, not responsible to law) is indicated to which the doctrine of grace has ever been open. This is as natural a realm for God's child as the water is for the fish, or the air for the bird.". 2Pe 2:4-9, "Decor" of For by whom a person has been overcome with the result that he is in a state of subjugation, to this one has he been enslaved with the result that he is in a state of slavery. Enslaved (1402) (douloo - see study of doulos) means to bring someone into a state of absolute obedience and thus to bring into bondage, to enslave, to make someone a slave. The resultant state represents a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct. If they work together, they must consider the welfare of each other. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Peter 2:2-10 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to Christians in Asia Minor (modern Turkey)—new Christians—predominately Gentile Christians. 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