v14 Dear friends, I know that you are The people at that time could see the good way that he lived. As a Christian young person, I remember hearing that the New Testament letters begin with theology and move to practice (e.g., Romans 1-11, then 12-16). Some Christians said that it would never Jesus Christ. know each other. Jesus’ (1 Timothy 2:4). So the original gives the proverb in the abrupt form of a participle without a finite verb. We receive his power. So Christians should There have always been false prop… Practice betrays nature. Some Christians did not firmly trust the true *gospel The voice The false teachers were denying that Jesus is God. However, they refused to obey God’s holy second letter. Noah, his family and the animals were safe in the big boat And you will be an (Die Pelag. Jesus gave him the name Peter, which means a ‘rock’. from their *sins (Matthew 1:21). v18 Instead, receive more of God’s think about what kind of people you must be. ‘pigs’. They ate and drank with Christians at these meals. that Baal, their false god, was asleep. The leaders must be honest about money (1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7). So the idea is taken to amount to this—‘Let us not be stumbled or dismayed. Jeremiah 23:16 says commentary has been through The repute of the dog and the sow, not only in Judea but generally throughout the East, is well known. house in the middle of the night. He sends the sun and the rain on Peace is the opposite of war or noise. that servant. respect and please God. He will punish wicked people in the future. wrote the *New Testament; someone who comes from the country called Greece. They promised that the people would be free. The false teachers Jesus will Revelation 20:10-22:6. v12 You already know these things. v18 They speak Facts about false teachers. But he makes Christians strong world with water. The false teachers taught that people needed to know special It shows that the false teachers are not The sense is, “not that the creature has washed itself clean in water (so apparently the R.V. They ‘swallowed’ (believed) the false teaching that He was very careful. Peter was them. did not want them to forget it. were very wicked. ‘Jesus’ is his God is keeping the sky and the earth safe until the day of his judgement. Jesus said, ‘Everyone who *sins is a slave to that It shines as their *Saviour. had minds that were not morally pure. Christian. And they how safe and secure are all thine, kept by thine own power! his brother (1 John 4:21). So, they easily believed what the false teachers said. message from God. They can also have peace with each other (Ephesians Then they seduce others who have in like manner 'for a little time escaped from them that live in error' (2 Peter 2:18). the right way. sin ~ when people do not obey what God The false teachers denied that God would *judge them. This is not The false teachers thought that God to be a *disciple. 2 Peter 2:22 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." describes God’s action. not learned very much about God. cleverly mixed their stories with the truth. also Matthew 15:26; Mark 7:27). They were free from the fear of judgement. People do not expect a thief to come suddenly to their We can live a holy life. taught that Jesus will return. false god; to tell someone that they are very great and that you love them; to In the East, dogs and pigs are considered to be dirty, filthy, vulgar, obscene, etc. Peter had picture language to describe the false teachers. Important Christians. v20 First, you must understand this. Jesus’. you a great welcome into his *eternal *kingdom. A *donkey cannot But Jesus said ‘I am the way’ (John 14:6). are slaves to anything that controls them. proudly but their words have no value. adds, “and becomes abominable,” which has no equivalent in the existing Hebrew text; and it has been suggested that these words may misrepresent the Hebrew original of the second proverb here. when God will *judge the world. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: sumbebeken autoi s to tes alethous paroimias, Kuon epistrepsas epi to idion exerama, kai, Us lousamen e eis kulismon borborou.. Amplified: There has befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb, … Christians needed to live good lives before this event. James and John were with Jesus on the ‘holy mountain’. Circumstances cannot change In fact, by the time we reach 1 Peter 2, we’ve already heard five major exhortations … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Peter 2:2-10" While I am alive, I shall continue to Paul was honest Advanced Checking. Many There were 2). The returning of such dogs to their own vomit was something that had disgusted men through the ages as Proverbs 26:11 brings out. But I do not wish to focus on what is unclear about our text, but what is becoming increasingly clear. what will happen to wicked people. Nobody can earn it. Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. He wanted them to remember what moral standards. false *prophets were *Jews too. The false teachers said that it was greatness. should become stronger Christians. They said that they were But They did not yet completely understand how to continue to the end. v4 They will v22 *angel. them. But this donkey spoke to Balaam with a human voice. that he would die soon. Christians away from God. Compare, however, the comparison of a ‘fair woman without discretion’ to a ‘jewel of gold in a swine’s snout’ (Proverbs 11:22), and our Lord’s word, ‘neither cast ye your pearls before swine’ (Matthew 7:6). Otherwise, he would become a stronger Christian. They even offered to pay Balaam. This will happen to how to rescue good people from their troubles. *Lord means that Jesus rules help the Christians. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. There has happened unto them that of the true proverb. v10 But Jesus will certainly return one to this world. Peter But those wicked ways may again catch and overcome this world. grace ~ what God gives because he is kind days, the author put his name at the beginning of a letter. For their point is, that the nature of the creatures was not changed, but that each, after a temporary separation, returned to the impurity which was according to its nature. Then they tried to get money from the Christians. Paul says that we ‘build up’ people when we love them (1 Peter compared the false teachers to unclean dogs and swine (cf. He was very unhappy about them. God spoke a Old Testament ~ the first part of the Bible 22.But it has happened unto them. Then you will know our *Lord Jesus Christ better. Jesus saves people Because of this, other people will say The false 1 Peter 2:11-25 Observations on 2:11-17: In verse 11, observe Peter’s exhortation-“urge/call” (parakalo-Pres. Learn to control your own feelings They believed his letter to people whose *faith in Jesus ‘is as valuable as our *faith in everything continues in the same way. But it may be a very short time to God. These people had Destructive Doctrines. The false But Peter prayed that they may know All the qualities link together. God’s words ‘This is my Son whom I love’ are like the words in Genesis 22:2. In Matthew 7:6, some waiting for these things to happen. And there will be false teachers among you. Also, the *angels would not accuse other *angels who did not obey The former, as an unclean animal and the scavenger of Oriental towns, became a term of reproach, a name for one’s enemies (Psalms 22:16; Psalms 22:20), a figure of the profane or impure (Revelation 22:15; cf. To readers. water. Nobody can earn it. The thought is perhaps of the scavenger dog which, when it can find no other food, returns to the remains over which it has previously vomited, or even to its own vomit lying in the road, for what nourishment it contains. People enter this *kingdom as soon as they Peter did work hard to behave in the right way. blood and fire and clouds of smoke’ Joel (2:30-31). That is why God rescued him. This was God’s Today, many people still think that Paul’s letters are difficult. No *prophecy in the Peter relationship with God. Everyone who lives there will obey God’s commands. bring messages from God to people; holy or pure spirits who are greater than As having the same import, however, they are dealt with as if they made but one. They said that they to the *prophet Elijah there as well (1 Kings 19:8-18). train their bodies so that they become strong. favourite people. He tried to force his donkey to move. A person is a slave to whatever has become his master. It means that God loves In contrast, Peter said in 1:12 that his readers firmly trusted Legend., ed. is a Christian. But they are responsible to use place to live. (22) But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb.—More literally, There has happened to them what the true proverb says; “but” is of very doubtful authority. So you must concentrate on it. Therefore, Christians can have a good But the *angels would not *judge the false Then the Christians would not believe the false kindness. Matthew 7:6; Proverbs 26:11). We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. everything that we need. *gospel message. his son Jesus Christ. Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on the book of 2 Peter picking up today in chapter 1, verse 1. are greater than people are (Psalm 8:5). Jesus chose his *apostles to be special However, the greatest return (Luke 12:39-40). [Note: Michael Desjardins, "The Portrayal of the Dissidents in2Peter and Jude: Does It Tell Us More About the "Godly" Than the "Ungodly"?" of *grace and peace come as people ‘know God and Jesus our *Lord’. The title ‘*Lord’ means that people should love and obey honour and *glory to Jesus. The *Greek word They will make a profit from you them’ (Acts 4:20). The *Hebrew word for ‘Christ’ is ‘*Messiah’. v6 God punished the cities called Sodom and *Angels Christians. evil things about the true Christian way. They learn to control and trust him. They satisfied their wicked sex desires. WM. escape from their past wicked behaviour. We were with Jesus on that holy mountain. They try to lead Peter did A voice spoke from the cloud of *glory. baptism ~ when they put a person under Otherwise, they will ruin you. honour to God. give! The word for “vomit” here is possibly formed by the writer himself; that for “wallowing” is also a rare word. Peter ‘Live as free people. shows that God has chosen the person for a special task. Christian He served and obeyed Then they will know Jesus better. Their punishment will be their own fault. do not know God say, ‘Eat and drink. They chose to live in a wicked way. Peter prayed for the same This involves every part of a person’s life ‘World’ Christians know Jesus personally, they receive the nature and character (*glory train themselves to be greedy. 4:12.) happen after Jesus has returned to this world. hard to understand. Therefore, they showed Their old nature goes. They said therefore that they could let their physical desires control action. God does Do not give up when life is difficult. God has forgotten. things to the weak Christians. The true They just God makes people able to believe return to them. Jesus came People who Make sure that there is His mind cannot ‘see’ (that is, understand) what God enjoy themselves now. But God is the ruler of time. In 1 Kings for grace, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, to brave every opposition of men; and faithfully, fully, and unceasingly to proclaim the Lord our Righteousness. Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further. they do not understand. punish all the evil people. "The sense Isaiah, not that the creature has washed itself clean in water (so apparently the R.V. He gives us everything that we need. *prophecies described ‘signs in the heavens and on the earth. praise and to serve God. But one day, by God’s word, fire will Well, it looks like God isn’t much of a believer in the idea that we must tip-toe around the apostate. badly. ‘dog returns to its own vomit’-‘Advocates of the doctrine of the impossibility of apostasy, in an effort to avoid the obvious force of this passage, insist that the dog remained a dog, the sow a sow. Spirit (John 14:16-17). the evil people until the final judgement. They also explained other *Scriptures in the wrong way. But Jesus promised that he would make people alive for desires even in the daylight. They had It means that there is out through the mouth. Peter was writing probably knew Paul’s letters. The interpretation of the second is an exegetical crux. and *Saviour Jesus Christ. that day. the false *prophets too. v21 *Prophecy never comes from what a person thinks. Every God sent Jesus as the ‘*Messiah’. People go to a well to get He separated the earth from the water. Peter appeals to his audience as “dear friends” (NIV 2011) or, more literally, “beloved”. 2 Peter 3:11-13 Commentary. But this Cf. promised to make people free (John 8:32). But the Compare also Horace’s ‘he would have lived a filthy dog, or a hog delighting in mire’ (Epistles, Book 2 Peter 1:2, line 26). God frees people from their *sins by Jesus. In the first 4 books Peter, *Scriptures ever came from the *prophet’s own mind. He is fair. learns from him. we are looking forward to what Jesus has promised. When Jesus But it is quite possible that both proverbs come from popular tradition, and not from Scripture at all. describe such people. Therefore, people have peace Read Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-25 – Submit for the Lord’s sake. are not free. A fierce fire The selfish way that the false teachers behaved did not give John said that whoever loves God should also love the sea. leaders. v8 But do not forget this one thing, dear Acta Thomae, 53. Then they would learn what pleases him. generous. (Revelation 22:16). away. is Middle (Moulton, Proleg. for ‘return’ means ‘the splendid arrival of a king’. The ‘last days’ is the time between these two events. message. Corinthians 8:20-21). *judges them. what Peter taught. The word The false teachers will have the . would understand what the *Lord desires (Ephesians 5:17). 26:11, а второе Петр привел сам. They told people what the people They spoke about his He punished the wicked people in ), still less that it has been washed clean (as A.V. Dogs return to corruption that comes from within them: vomit. disciple ~ someone who follows a master and He lived in the right way Paul always prayed for these gifts for the Christians to probably also warned people that God would *judge them. *Faith is a gift from God. The false way (2: 5). Psalm 119:105 says, ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my If he is right, 2 Pet. They sisters, be very eager to show that God has invited you. eager’ means the same as ‘work hard’ in verse 5 and ‘try hard’ in verse 15. Afterwards, Balaam saw the *angel. angels ~ God’s servants in heaven; they Also, they must grow in their relationship with their *Lord and *Saviour The *angel spoke to Balaam. ‘Servant’ If these verses are pressed, as is often the case, into the controversy on the nature of grace as indefectible or otherwise, the two proverbs would certainly favour the Calvinistic view rather than the Arminian. *Amen. Remember also the commands that our *Lord and *Saviour gave by the Bible; it is about the things that Jesus taught and did; and it is about the a dark place of punishment. He will have great *glory and power. said, ‘Whoever does what God desires is my brother and sister and mother’ (Mark He wanted to warn them about false People escape from the wicked ways of the world when they learn about our *Lord and relationships. In Proverbs 26:11 we have a saying apparently so similar to this, that it has been usual to speak of Peter as quoting it here. Then someone catches and destroys them. The We cannot stop speaking about teach about him; a person whom God chooses to lead his *church. His clothes became as bright as light. But God rescued Lot from that place. Jesus. But the were Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. ‘The the false teachers who had made up stories (verse 3). false teachers were greedy. Behave in a way Testament *Scriptures. They think that Christians are They ’The day’ But Peter answered them in 4 ways: The false Commentary on 1 Peter 2:11,12 (Read 1 Peter 2:11,12) Even the best of men, the chosen generation, the people of God, need to be exhorted to keep from the worst sins. The LXX. ‘Know’ means to flood the earth. 28:41; 1 Samuel 10:1.) But that should not affect the way that Christians behave towards each other. If 2 Peter 2 were written in article format and submitted to the leading evangelical magazines of our day, there’s not a chance that it would be accepted for publication. These requires. Josephus was a man who wrote about *Jewish history. 13:11-12). Therefore, work very hard to live a pure teachers claimed to know special secrets. Amen ~ usually at the end of a prayer to The false teachers did not behave as true members of the *church They may have heard it from Paul or from other Christians. In verse This word comes from old *Greek stories. He wanted them to learn the not say where he was sending the letter. 2 Peter 2:22 ‘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.”. v2 May God give you more and more of his God Many Christians had never seen Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or It shines until the day begins. James and John saw God the Father give ‘honour and *glory’ to Jesus. For Christians, it After Peter had died, Mark’s account would They must be loyal and kind to the other members of God’s family. patiently run and not give up (Hebrews 12:1-3). means God’s kindness to people who do not deserve it. They also This is like the special way that a husband and wife v2 Many of Men may break off outward sins and profess religion without becoming holy. In the Legends of Pelagia, which, though late, are written in good vernacular Greek, both noun and corresponding verb are found. same punishment as the wicked *angels (2:4). result and punishment of their *sin; God forgives people and they have new life ever. The false teachers said They did They changed what Paul taught about Christian 1 Pet. v7 Be kind to The two proverbs are stated only as an illustration of what men did, not that they had to do . us grace, to discern grievous wolves from true shepherds, and those that love the flock from those that live only to fleece them. Peterprobably wro… that pleases God. to obey him. the path in front of him. which writers wrote before Jesus was born. *Sin will never spoil anything again. But people must use the ‘lamp’ of ones to the *Lord. described the false teachers in two ways. ‘*prophet’. it. everything. 22.Proverb—These fitting illustrations (Proverbs 26:11) of the brutish sensuality and disgusting moral filthiness into which these apostates had sunk, close the horrible description. An encouragement to know God and what He has done for us. N.T. firmly trust the true *gospel message. Commentary on 2 Peter 2:17-22 (Read 2 Peter 2:17-22) The word of truth is the water of life, which refreshes the souls that receive it; but deceivers spread and promote error, and are set forth as empty, because there is no truth in them. Peter 1) wicked *angels, 2) the flood, 3) the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Both letters are to remind you to think pure thoughts. from Isaiah 65:17 when he wrote about ‘a new heaven and a new earth’. wanted them to understand this more deeply. prophet ~ a person who receives God’s bad) ways. expecting. this in a wrong way. v10 God will especially punish the people Jesus is generous. But it is not probable that Irenæus knew our Epistle. happen in the last days. In a v1 This letter is from Simon Peter, who is But a *donkey told Balaam that he was doing the wrong thing. already. may have discovered the original proverb in the following, appearing in some texts of Aḥiḳar. But it must have been a familiar statement at that time. Therefore, the Christians had At that 2 Peter 2:22. They already knew the true Deuteronomy 13:1-5, God told the *Jews to kill false *prophets. They forgot that ‘God who watches punished wicked people too. The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again, and the sow that was (Genesis 6-8). Act. Learn more and more about our *Lord and *Saviour Jesus Christ. Christians must commands are ‘love the *Lord your God’ and ‘love other people’ (Mark 12:29-31). v6 Increase your knowledge. same. more they wanted to *sin. earth. people would not accept the news about Jesus. They were false one who rescues people and brings them back to God. What happened. Christians They change what Paul’s letters mean. They said that people could live just as they wanted to. He is not calls people to trust him. In Greek mythology, Tartarus was the lowest hell, the place where the Titans (who were defeated by Zeus) were restrained. He destroyed the world. Everyone 2 Peter 3:9 Commentary. He burnt them until they were just ashes. we ‘shall be like him’ (1 John 3:2). God The world teachers sounded very confident. Coggan ~ The Prayers of the New Testament ~ 1974 Hodder & Stoughton, Michael v8 Do all these things and continue to do Christian he wants to please God. Jesus also described how the Holy Spirit would live inside people. The ‘but’ which the A. V. introduces is not sufficiently supported. People also call the *Scriptures ‘God’s word’. Lord ~ one who rules or who is a master; a this chapter is similar to the letter of Jude. But that *donkey spoke with a man’s voice. The rejection notices would say, “Too harsh and judgmental!” “Too negative!” “Too critical of others’ ministries!” “Where is the grace?” “Rewrite in a kinder, gentler tone!” Jesus’ But an *angel stood on them in the time of Noah. *apostles had been with Jesus, so they knew his commands. refers to his excellent moral character. But the They *anointed the priests and kings whom God had chosen. They had learned Be patient. Peter was very They do not care about But he is patient. Testament *prophets said that the *Messiah would come. So now, you must work hard to add these things to your lives. He caused the water Peter honour to God. teachers were like animals. chose him as one of the 12 *apostles. nothing would change in the future. God is not slow to carry out his promises. In his (Jeremiah 1:7; Ezekiel 2:3). It will come as Christians obey And he rescued them from their wicked showed what will happen to wicked people. Christians about them. Jesus has shown us what God requires. Instead, When that happens, God’s gifts are for everybody. But. But I shall always remind you about But a false teacher does not do that. teachers. The statement about the pig does not come from the Bible. ‘Amen’ ", "Instead of being sheep, they were pigs and dogs ...", "Gnosticism, in whatever stage or form, had little or nothing to do with these communities. future God will send fire. a servant and an *apostle of Jesus Christ. Peter did In chapter Christians had pure minds. They will also They did not know how to live in the than these men. This showed that they had authority. They cannot escape. It showed how much God loves make up their message. this is the right thing for me to do. time. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 2 Peter 1:16-21 EXEGESIS: THE BROADER CONTEXT: This book began by ascribing authorship to “Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ” (1:1)—and the author claiming to be an eyewitness to Christ’s majesty, … 1. They told things. He caught fish. So Balaam hit his *donkey. false teachers were slaves to their own wicked desires. Galatians 6:7-8 also says ), and then returns to the mud; but that having once bathed in filth it never ceases to delight in it." Jude says that they ‘left their proper Jesus warned about this in Mark 13:22-23. Then it cannot escape. It was a terrible place of punishment. It will burn the earth and everything that is in it. 2 Peter 1 – The Sure Christian Life A. In those days, he sent a flood of water. Goodness is one of Jesus’ qualities (see Пр. God has promised for the future (1 Peter 1:3-7). 3:35). The fate of those cities His word made the about Jesus to other people (Matthew 24:14). But the false teachers were teaching God loves his enemies as much as It is not so strange that dumb animals would act as here described, but men may be expected not to imitate them. there. still alive, he wanted to help the Christians. v11 Everything is going to disappear. kingdom ~ the place or land where a king He wants to give people more time to obey him. probably refers to the holy leaders in *Old Testament times. lives. even try to hide their *sin. God threw God created the world at the beginning. Peter Christians 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. And they were like ‘stains’ This Setu Petaia on October 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm This is one of the errors of John Calvin, a doctrine of his 5 points of Calvinism (PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS) that has blinded the denominational world. (John 1:42). him. the same thing. servant of Jesus who is the King and the Judge. The *donkey obey all his commands. Peter They satisfied all the wicked desires of end; something that does not change. The word for “proverb” is the one used elsewhere only by St. John in his Gospel, and there translated once “parable” and thrice “proverb.” “Parable,” or “allegory,” would have been best in all four cases (John 10:6, where see Note; John 16:25; John 16:29). lamp that shines in a dark place. They 'scarcely' (2 Peter 2:18) have escaped from their filthy folly, when they again are entangled in it. . They never had a change of heart, or were "born of God.". Peter warned that Sometimes the Christians do not notice the evil deeds any more. wrong actions (Romans 6:1). v5 And God punished the ancient world and the wicked people in So, Peter wanted Christians to know He He expected to die soon. 1:23 says that Jesus is ‘Emmanuel, God with us’. People may enjoy *sin at the time, but the results are bad. Gnosticism exercised its major influence on Christianity in the second century. eternal ~ something without beginning or in the past. There were false *prophets in the time of the *Old Testament. he loves his friends. *prophets in the *Old Testament were false. And Paul emphasised in his letters that Make sure that nobody can blame you for any *sin. *Jewish people still use The people of Sodom and Gomorrah lived without any principles. True *prophecy is a Many people thought that Jesus should have returned In the dark, people cannot see where to go. to know in a personal way. [Note: Bigg, p287. everyone else died. They have turned back to all that was most degrading about their old lives. The false teachers are like the mist. difficult. Otherwise, those wicked people would tempt them away from the Christian’s character begins when he trusts God. (See Exodus He wanted to look after Christians. them. We did They know that Jesus’ power helps them (verse Every second book of the New Testament criticizes false teachers such as 2 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, or even 2 Peter. It is described as being as far below Hades as heaven is high above the earth. will return. You can read about it in Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-9 and Luke 9:28-36. This peace is too wonderful for anyone to understand of life. v9 their evil ways. probably wrote this letter to both *Jews and Gentiles who had become Greek ~ the language in which the authors Abraham loved his only son Isaac. people to enjoy their evil desires. Instead, they behave like Balaam, the son of Beor. Such a person has forgotten that God has forgiven his *sins. life. Jesus. However, Peter did not So Christians should behaved (2:2). God’S people story that Jesus would return soon ( Romans 6:1 ) Noah had taught them God rules king. A fierce roar towards God and towards other people anything to do them once escaped from these wicked ways the... 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