It depends on whether I ever need forgiveness.

Matthew 18:21-35

Jesus had said some things about confrontation, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Peter had a practical question about forgiveness. He even had what he seemed to think was a generous potential answer. Continue reading

But as dogs, they returned to their vomit.

2 Peter 2:12-22

What a dreary passage, so much of 2 Peter 2 is!

Such a description of such evil, bad people! Corrupted too. And I think that’s what’s most outstanding to me this morning. Peter is warning against being fooled and deceived by men who had been believers in Jesus.

Once upon a time, they had been saved “through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”! They had experienced deliverance from “the pollutions of the world.” But then they had “forsaken the right way” to go astray and become entangled again in that moral and spiritual pollution.

Not only did they “turn from the holy commandment”, they set about to entrap, fool, and delude…

  • “beguiling unstable souls.”
  • “allure…those that were…escaped.”

“to entrap, i.e. (figuratively) delude”

Well, here — read about them yourself and be warned: Continue reading