Rooted: Week 6
We concluded our series in 2 Peter this week as we looked at the end of chapter 3. In it, Peter encourages the Church to be on guard “against the error of lawless people” (3:17). We talked about five different types of false teachers can attack the Gospel: 1-heretics (2 Peter 2:1) who distort the Word of God, 2-false prophets (Old & New Testament) who claim to have new revelations, 3-ear ticklers who only teach what makes people feel good, 4-dividers who take the minor points of theology and make them divisions within the Church, and 5-speculators who talks about mysterious teachings (Hebrews). Peter also encourages the Church to remain steadfast in their “stability” (2 Peter 3:14). Stability requires that we know the Scriptures, but it also requires that we engage society in a way that puts us on the offensive to stem the tide of cultural movements that are contrary to the Gospel. Lastly we looked at three “P’s” that can help us stand firm: Peace (Phil. 4:6-7), Purity (2 Peter 3:14), and Pursue the Gospel (2 Peter 3:15).
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