Reading today’s passage is painful.
Because it reminds me strongly of the current situation we have in church… and yet many are choosing to ignore it, hoping it will go away, or worse… do not think it any problem at all.
During Peter’s time, false teachers inside the church was a problem… a huge problem. So is it today.
You would think that we should be able to easily identify these false prophets and teachers by now. But the reality is.. we don’t.
We should… but we can’t.
Is it because of the lack of true knowledge?
Or is it because the deceivers are so good at deception?
Or is it because of our emotions and ties?
This chapter leaves me with nothing more to add.. except to ask that we pray for the preservation of our souls and the souls of our brethren all around the world.
These things will happen. And are happening.
We have been redeemed. Let us make sure we do not return to the vomit once again.