“But these (false teachers), as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery (spiritual adultery), and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.” 2 Peter 2:12-16.
**The term riot in verse 13 actually means luxurious or delicate living. In the Greek it is “tryphe” (Strong’s G5172).
“17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” 2 Peter 2:17-19.
False doctrine impresses the listener by appealing to the material things. The false teachers seduce those not well grounded in the Truth of the Word of God by guaranteeing their way will lead to happiness. They are promising freedom while they are bound in religion. It is not seen as religion because it declares freedom, joy and peace unto all. However, this religion forbids the Believer to speak out against those things which are not of God. It condemns the Believer for rebuking and trying to snatch one out of the fire. This false doctrine keeps one forever chasing the joy of the Lord without ever obtaining the joy of the Lord.
“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” 2 Peter 2:20.
If Believer’s reject God’s plan to heal the brokenhearted and deliver the captives through the power of God which is the preaching of Jesus’ atoning work on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe, their latter end is worse than the beginning. They have been given the Gospel of Jesus for deliverance but have been seduced by great swelling words of vanity to another way of joy. They waited on God but not for God.
It is time to stop playing church. There is a lost and dying world that need to know Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done for them on Calvary’s Cross. He is alive and sitting at the Right Hand of God. We sit in our pews and exhort each other with swelling words while there is a harvest of those who need an experience with the Lord Jesus Christ right now today. They are perishing before our eyes, my loved ones, your loved ones and other’s loved ones because some vain religion declared by some false teacher has kept the Believer bound from speaking against that which is not of God.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17.