2 Peter 2:1 (NKJV) — 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
I know when you accepted Christ as your Savior you immediately began studying the Bible. Right? I pray you are in a personal and group Bible study.
Satan and his demons were not so concerned about you before you became a Christian. But when the Gospel was first brought to you then Satan started working in your life. (I would recommend reading C.S. Lewis’s book, “The Screwtape Letters.”) Discipleship is crucial to living a successful Christian life.
When a baby is brought into this world he is not just laid aside to take care of himself. He is nurtured and cared for by those who have successfully made it to adulthood (at least we hope successfully). Even before birth, the baby is nurtured in the mother’s body. That life is important. Our lives are important to God.
Before a man and a woman marry there is some premarital discipleship that takes place. The couple spends time together getting to know each other. They discover over a period of time the wonderful nuances of their future spouse. Before we accept Christ, we go through a process of learning about Him. It may be only a short time, but we learn we need Jesus as the Savior of our lives. One issue many are left ignorant of is Jesus is not just our Savior but also the Lord of our lives.
Peter shares with us a very important point of the Christian experience. There are false prophets who will lead us astray. How do we identify them? We study the Word of God. We find a church that is more concerned about our growth in salvation than in entertaining us.
The false prophets are out there. They invade the churches. They live among us. They bring division among God’s people.
A major concern of this writer. The church is dying in America. The church is no longer teaching the Word of God. Worship (?) services have become production services designed to appease the fleshly desires of infant Christians instead of a service of worship directed toward God. Forgive me for the rant. I tried to find a passage with a more positive message but could not. This is what God gave me and the fingers would work on the keyboard.