An Analysis of Apostasy in 2 Peter

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Three Punishments
- the antediluvian world (2:5)
- cities of Sodom and Gomorrha (2:6)
- angels that sinned (2:4)

Three Personages
- Noah (2:5) by contrast
- Lot (2:7) by contrast
- Balaam (2:15)

Three Parties
- walk after the flesh (2:10)
- in the lust of uncleaness (2:10)
- despise government (2:10)

Three Propensities
- natural brute beasts (2:12) --> evil speaking and railing
- spots and blemishes (2:13) --> deception and adultery
- cursed children (2:14) --> covetous practices

Three Pictures
- clouds carried with tempest (2:17)
- wells without water (2:17)
- gloom of darkness (2:17)

Three Portrayals
- dog (2:22)
- sow (2:22)
- ass (2:16) by contrast

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If in 1 Epistle we have the suffering of Christ in humility, then in 2 Epistle of Peter, we have the coming of Christ in glory and it should continue to cheer our...

Chapter 1 - our standing in Him,
Chapter 2 - our separation unto Him,
Chapter 3 - our sight towards Him

August 10, 2009 at 10:07 AM

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