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Joshua Cortez
Joshua Cortez
Sunday, September 3, 2023
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2 Peter 2:1–10a (CSB)

1There were indeed false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves. 

2Many will follow their depraved ways, and the way of truth will be maligned because of them. 

3They will exploit you in their greed with made-up stories. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep. 

4For if God didn’t spare the angels who sinned but cast them into hell and delivered them in chains of utter darkness to be kept for judgment; 

5and if he didn’t spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when he brought the flood on the world of the ungodly; 

6and if he reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is coming to the ungodly; 

7and if he rescued righteous Lot, distressed by the depraved behavior of the immoral 

8(for as that righteous man lived among them day by day, his righteous soul was tormented by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—

9then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, 

10especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority.