Read Introduction to 2 Peter “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.” For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world The latter end is worse] They fall ab equis ad asinos, from high hopes of heaven into hell’s mouth, where they shall have a deeper damnation, because they disgrace God’s housekeeping, as if they did not find what they looked for in religion. 5.). It is David who calls us to “taste and see that the Lord is good,' and we who have trusted in Christ as Saviour have truly tasted of the goodness of God in our own lives, and have seen in abundance the loving-kindness and forgiveness of our gracious heavenly Father.How blessed is the man who tastes of the goodness of the Lord and takes refuge in Him. 20.For if after. The False Teachers appealed to the O.T. Jeannine K. Brown “Silent Wives, Verbal Believers: Ethical and Hermeneutical Considerations in 1 Peter 3:1-6 and Its Context.” Word and World 24 (2004): 395-403. 459-460). Although at times God will surprise them with vessels specially prepared by Him. See 2 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:8. 2.) The more earnest then ought we to be, to advance humbly and carefully in the course of our calling. of the world are addicted to, and immersed in; for the whole The thing in view in this verse is a spiritual condition described as worse than being lost; and the only thing that answers to such a condition is that of being lost without the possibility of being saved. 2 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 2:15; 2 Peter 2:21. For full discussion of this, see in my Commentary on Matthew, pp. They assume that ἀποφυγόντες refers to those who are led astray, and that the latter accordingly, and not the seducers, are to be regarded as the subject of the clause. Only here. Pollutions - which bring "corruption" (2 Peter 2:19). The “reasons” for this may be:(1)that they are willing now to show to others that they are no longer under the restraints by which they had professedly bound themselves; People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 2:20. * Chains of Tartarus: cf. Therefore, none of the statements in context to 2:20-20 are dealing with Christians except as they relate to avoiding false teachers. This, the written teaching of the apostles and their associates, is the foundation of the church (Ephesians 2:20) preserved by … 2 Peter 2:20. Clarke's 2-peter 2:20 Bible Commentary The pollutions of the world - Sin in general, and particularly superstition, idolatry, and lasciviousness. Here, again, loosely introduces the subject of the victims allured by the false teachers away from their former faith. joined with a becoming external conversation; and this their last 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:. 11:24-26; 12:47, 48; 1Кор. If men have escaped. sinning; are like raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own пояснение к ст. Study 2 Peter 2 using B. W. Johnson’s Bible Commentary to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. instead of accus. Defends Johannine authorship. 2 Peter 2:20. ἀποφυγόντες, after they have escaped) This is spoken of those who are enticed, as in 2 Peter 2:18. Verse 1. They were still learning the rudiments on which their faith would be built. One answer is that they did not. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment. After my decease: Peter seemed aware of the significance of the passing of the apostles and the need to preserve the authoritative teaching of the apostles and prophets. Woods notes, ‘the antecedent of the pronoun “they” is the false teachers of the preceding verse’ (p. 176). The way … There is no other major commentary on 2 Peter and Jude to match this one: it is expert, thorough, balanced and lucidly written. We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. Now if, after all this knowledge and reformation. After they - the seducers 'themselves' have escaped (2 Peter 2:19; note, Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 6:6). εἰ γάρ] The reality, as frequently, expressed hypothetically. The sins of it, the governing vices of it, which the men of the world are addicted to, and immersed in; for the whole world lies in wickedness, and which are of a defiling nature: the phrase is Rabbinical; it is saidF17Zohar in Gen. fol.