The 2nd Epistle of Peter

Chapter 2

     2nd Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

     In chapter 1 of this book, we found that there were men of God that truly taught the truth of the Word by the Holy Spirit:

     Ref: 2nd Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. KJV

     Here we see men of God that teach the things of Satan and it all began just as soon as St. Paul and his fellow disciples set up the church, as we can read of in the book of Acts:

     Ref: Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

     Paul calls these preachers or Rabbi’s wolves that bring spiritual grief to the people.

     Ref: Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

     And there will be people within the church, members, that will spread rumors and lies also, and the weak-minded, and those uneducated in the Scriptures, would follow right after them. Many not caring if it was the truth or not, that it was just something different. Our Lord would call them people with itching ears:

     Ref: 2nd Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

     Ref: 2nd Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. KJV

     And Paul reminds them, that he spent three long years warning them of these people and these traditions:

     Ref: Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. KJV

     Bringing him to the point of tears because he could see what they were doing to each other and how it must have hurt our Lord to see this.

     It seems that mankind always wants something new to keep their attention. Repetitious reading of the Scriptures bores them to death.

     A special comment here...it would take a long time to read the entire bible to such a point that it became boring. And if that is the case, you would be better off to not read it at all because if it is boring to someone, it means that their heart is not in it, and Father won't bless you any way if that's your situation. You're just wasting your time.

     This book will be with us throughout all eternity, it will never go away. It's contents are precious to our Father, the history of His children, the prophets, the record of His Son sacrificing His life on the cross and on and on it goes.

     And, I guess, in order to keep from boring the congregation, I read of one church some years ago, whose preacher was going to laugh Satan right out of their church. And on a given command from him, the entire congregation would break out in fake laughter, supposedly sending Satan running down the street.

     The only one truly laughing was Satan himself, as he watched the absurdity of these so-called Christians.

     Stomping of feet was also something some churches did. I remember one Sunday morning, my mother, for a reason I don’t remember, had grandma, her mother, take us kids to Mass that particular Sunday morning.

     As it happened, there was a Protestant church directly across the street from St. John’s Catholic church, where we were supposed to be going, and despite our loud protests, grandma took us across the street to the wrong church.

     In her defense, she was elderly by this time and she lived in a small town about 100 miles away so she wasn’t really all that familiar with where St. John’s church really was.

     When she opened the door and saw that they were a rockin’ and a rollin’ and a stompin’, the look on her face was priceless! She quickly grabbed a couple of us by the hand and literally ran across the street.

     The entire family ribbed her about that up until the day she died. I’m sure she tested our Lord’s patience by the many, many times she repented of doing that. Of course, being the kids that we were, we enjoyed it immensely.

     But seriously, do you even know how much that type of behavior, in a building that is supposed to be His house, hurts Him? A building that is supposed to be a beth-el, turned into a house of beth-aven.

     Satan truly loves it because he knows that whatever lie he wants to teach in that house will be believed by most in it.

     People want something new every time they show up. And myself, as with many, many others, enjoy and relish rereading those Words over and over again because many times the Holy Spirit will touch you and something new will be revealed to you and it really makes you feel special when that happens, that Father would reward our efforts with a new tidbit of information or maybe just a feeling of comfort inside us.

     Wouldn’t you rather have that, than to stand there and stomp and laugh? How empty that must feel. And if that ever happens to you, stand up and get the hell out of there. It takes less than half a minute to walk to the door to leave, so if you feel any embarrassment, it will only last for a very short time.

     Even denying the Lord that bought them. This word bought means to redeem:

     Bought_NT:59 agorazo (ag-or-ad'-zo); from NT:58; properly, to go to market, i.e. (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem: KJV - buy, redeem.

     How are we redeemed? By His death on the cross, suffering physical, sometimes unbearable pain, for hours until the final stabbing with that lance. Thank Almighty God that they didn’t break His knees, His legs:


     Ref: John 19: 32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.


     Ref: John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:


     Ref: John 19: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. KJV

     Swift destruction.  They are bound for spiritual destruction and on Judgment Day they will be the first ones in line to receive their judgment. And it will be swift.

     Prejudgment will happen at the time of their physical death and they'll be placed on the left side of the gulf where they can watch all the goodness happening in Paradise on the other side, by those that did make it, and that's where the hell will come into play because they will now see the error of their ways and there will be no changing of the past. They are locked in to spiritual destruction.

     2nd Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

    And many shall follow their pernicious waysMany people will believe the lies that they tell. Remember that the subject here is preachers being false prophets, telling lies from the pulpit. They will convince many by their lies.

     Follow means to imitate; pernicious means something is happening gradually; and the way of truth means blasphemy. Anything that is taught in a church that is not the truth of our Father’s Word is blasphemous. Heresy.

     And it did happen slowly, gradually. The lies themselves came quick enough but it took time for them to sink in and become established as truth. The rapture theory lie began back in 1830 but it took time for it to become established among the congregations.

     Almost a hundred years to the year later, Mr. Brumley, in 1930, wrote the religious hymn I’ll fly away and it became popular shortly after it was published in most church hymnals and that doctrine, the fly-away doctrine, became established dogma within the churches as well. How wonderful it was to hear a sermon on the rapture and being flown out of here and then singing that hymn at the end.

 

     It wasn't wonderful, it was dreadful.

     You know what? The truth of it is that there’s only a small part of the people that truly believe that the end times are really close at hand and mostly among people around my age bracket, so does it really matter whether they believe in the rapture theory or the fly-away or the any-moment doctrines anyway or whether the false christ comes before the true if they will die before it's supposed to happen?

     It does to our Father, and that’s the most important thing. And if one passes on before His return, does anybody really think that they’ll receive some kind of reward for believing in any of these lies? I hardly think so. I also think that it’s paramount that one of His Election know that all of those theories/doctrines are lies. I don’t think that it’s possible to be one of His Election and not know that these are lies.

     2nd Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

     Because of their greed, they’ll speak lies so that they can sell you, is what that literally means. And it’s taken a long time for judgment to come but it will and their sentence to hell will be fast and quick.

     Our Father said two things about false preachers, among others, of course, but He said that judgment begins with those that stand behind the pulpit:

     Ref: 1st Peter 4:17 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? KJV

     And when they stand before Him on Judgment Day, pleading their own case:

     Ref: Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? KJV

     And He will say to them:

     Ref: Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. KJV

     How will these preachers sell someone? They teach the congregation the established lies of their church, the lies that Satan wants them to teach, and because of this Satan will have control of their souls. Their souls have been sold to Satan, figuratively speaking of course.

     Father is the sole owner of our souls:

     Ref: Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. KJV

     It’s a very dangerous thing to do and I know that some preachers do it in ignorance, they’ve been taught this stuff in seminary school, if they even went to one to begin with, or they have heard it all of their lives and consider it to be the truth but that’s no excuse.

     If you’re going to teach Father’s children, you had better do your homework before you get behind that podium. If you tell a lie enough times it will soon be considered the truth, maybe even for generations down the road.

     Mom and dad believe these preachers, they teach their children, who grow up and have children of their own, they teach their children and on and on it goes. One lie can be carried on for generations to come, that’s why it’s so insidious.

     2nd Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

     Not even the fallen angels will escape judgment. These angels are the 7000 that tried to do a runaround on Father’s Plan and instead of being born into this world through the womb of a woman, they simply left heaven and began to marry and have intercourse and eventually babies with women in earthly bodies.

     That’s a tremendous violation of our Father’s laws. Spiritual bodies are not supposed to intermix with earthly bodies because the genetics and DNA are different. I don’t think that many people understand that there is physical substance to a spiritual body but there is.

     A spiritual body can even eat the same food that we eat and, vice versa, we can eat angel’s food as well, as we can see from the 40 years that the Israelite children wandered in the desert. All they ate was manna and quail.

     But cast them down to hell. This word hell is translated Tartarus:

     Hell_ NT:5020 tartaroo (tar-tar-o'-o); from Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment: KJV - cast down to hell.

     Delivered them into chains of darkness. This spiritual darkness is a place called Tartarus, a holding place for spirits who will eventually face judgment on Judgment Day. They will go into the lake of fire along with Satan and all the other souls that never overcame the world or Satan.

     The children that were produced by this intermixing of spiritual and earthly were called geber, and they were giants. Half human, half spiritual. What made them especially dangerous is that they had complete knowledge of the first heaven/earth age, where we do not.

     Some people believe that because of their superhuman strength they were instrumental in the building of the pyramids in Egypt and South America. They were a definite threat to the human race and Father had to exterminate them. How did He do that? Let’s read verse 5.

     2nd Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

     This was not the flood that covered the entire earth and brought the first heaven/earth age to a close. It is my belief that this was a localized flood because it’s sole purpose was to destroy these geber. And because it was localized, there were many people of the various races that survived that flood.

     I can’t prove that statement but it just makes common sense when you understand the reason for the flood. The bloodline of Noah, through which the Savior would come, was still pure because none of his family ever laid with these Nephilim and that was of utmost importance to our Father.

     Had Noah’s family intermixed with them, it would have changed our Father’s Plan entirely and who knows what or who might be living on this earth today. It would not, however, have erased the need for each soul to prove their love for our Father, as we have to do in these earthly bodies, but certainly things probably would have been very different.

     So, as with these false preachers, these geber/ angels had to be punished as well.

     2nd Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

     The sins of the people of these two cities had to be atoned for and Father did it with fire and brimstone. And He did it to make them an example/ensample to us of how much He hated their sin.

     “Well, what was their sin?”

     Homosexualism and lesbianism. Sexual acts between people of the same sex was an abomination to Him, it was against His laws, it was against Him personally, and it’s not that He hated the people necessarily, He hated what they were doing.

     In today’s society, people have come out of the closet and make it public as to what their sexual preferences are and I’m proud to say that I know many people that live in this state and they’re good people, they’re good friends and I would do anything in the world for them.

     As long as they don’t try to involve me in their way of life, it’s up to them as to how they live. It’s between them and our Father. But the fact that there is HIV and AIDS, that should ring a bell in their minds. At the very least, practice safe sex and protect yourself. It breaks my heart to see my friends suffer like this.

     And these sexual crimes against the Father are NOT the unforgivable sin so they can still make it into the eternity. They just simply have to change their lifestyle and repent and it’s all good.

     2nd Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

     This word conversation doesn’t mean to sit around and talk to one another, it means behavior:

     Conversation_ NT:391 anastrophe (an-as-trof-ay'); from NT:390; behavior: KJV - conversation.

     Vexed with the filthy behavior of the wicked is how it should read.

     And delivered just Lot. Delivered him indeed. Everyone knows the story of Lot but I’ll recap briefly. Our Father dispatched two angels to the city of Sodom because they were going to destroy all five of the cities.

     And when the two angels said that they were going to spend the night in the street, they were convinced by Lot to go into a nearby house. The townspeople of Sodom noticed what was going on and went up to that house and demanded that those two men be brought out so that they could have sex with them.

     A struggle ensued, the angels struck the townspeople blind and Lot and his family were told to leave immediately. But Lot pretty much refused and the angels had to grab his arms and literally carry him out of the city.

     When Lot was told to go to the mountains to be safe, he argued with the angels that he wanted to go to Zoar instead. The angels granted his wish and had to take that town of Zoar off the list of cities to be destroyed because of it.

     They were told to not turn around and look as the destruction began but Lot’s wife did and she was turned into a pillar of salt for doing so. The city was full of perversion right up to the end and the reason that Lot’s wife looked back was because she didn’t want to leave, she apparently enjoyed the lifestyle.

     Father’s vengeance ensued at the hands of these two angels.

     2nd Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

     It tortured Lot’s soul to see what these people were doing. They were unlawful deeds, not against man’s laws but against our Father’s.

     Those that love and follow the Lord have a lot of protection that they probably don’t even think about. For one thing, we have a guardian angel that can get our Father’s attention at any time and very quickly:

     Ref: Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. KJV

     I know that it feels as though we’re alone sometimes, that we have no connection with our Father as we live this life, but He sees everything and everybody and He cares. Keep your mind open and receptive to His presence, listen to your intuition, that’s one way that He will talk to you.

     A lot of times when we feel threatened we attribute it to our own common sense but maybe It’s our Father or our angel that’s touching us, trying to keep us out of harms way.

     2nd Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

     Put your complete trust in the Lord and He will not let you down. And those that don’t listen or obey? He has a place to keep them until the day of judgment.

     2nd Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

     This is talking about the unjust from the above verse. Government doesn’t necessarily mean local, state, or federal government but anyone that has authority over them. An employer, perhaps, anyone that has the power to tell them what and what not to do.

     And being ungodly, that puts our Father at the top of their list. And they constantly go after female conquests, trying to put the make on every one they can, searching for the seedy side of life.

     Most of them are full of themselves, regarding themselves as the greatest and best looking. 

     2nd Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

     Even the angels in heaven dare not say anything against these fallen ones. Their power and might may be diminished somewhat because their freedom has been taken away, still they have the power of the unseen, dark world.

     A good example of this can be found in Jude 9:

     Ref: Jude 9  Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. KJV

     Within the hierarchy of heaven, archangels wield more power than any angel and when Moses died, Satan wanted his earthly body. Why would he want that? Because Moses represented the law and if he could possess the physical body of Moses he could attempt to diminish the law, thus diminishing the power of our Father.

     But even Michael did not go head to head,or toe to toe with Satan because Satan’s power was equal to or maybe even greater than his, even with our Father backing Michael up. So, Michael deferred to Satan and pretty much said that the Lord would take care of him because there was no match for HIS power.

     Moses died before entering into the promised land. In his anger, he disobeyed our Father and that was his punishment, and although the book of Deuteronomy states that he died and was buried in Moab, no one knows the exact place of his buried. That’s what Satan wanted to know.

     Moses appeared with Elijah at the Transfiguration of our Lord but both of them were in spiritual bodies. Remember that flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven? Even the earthly body of Elijah was not left on this earth when he died because he was translated, as was Enoch.

     2nd Peter 2:12 But these, 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;

     But these, as natural brute beasts. These fallen angels, just like natural animals, similar to them, will be taken and destroyed, contrasted with angels of good understanding.

     Speak evil of the things that they understand not. Even natural animals, cows, oxen and such, have sense enough to know where the crib is, they know the sound of their owner’s voice, they know when to come back to the barn.

     And shall utterly perish in their own corruption. They left heaven for the primary reason of having sex with earthly women. Plain and simple. They corrupted themselves because of their own unmoral desires.

     Perish means to be utterly destroyed and that will happen when they enter into the lake of fire:

     Perish_ NT:622 apollumi (ap-ol'-loo-mee); from NT:575 and the base of NT:3639; to destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively: KJV - destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.

     Their soul turned into a wisp of smoke that disappears in the slightest of winds. Next time you’re out in the backyard barbequing, look at the drops of fat from the hamburger that drop onto the hot charcoal. You will hear a slight sizzle and a small wisp of smoke and then it’s gone. Perish happens just like that.

     Not even the memory of them will linger.

     I will point out to you that apollumi is one of Satan’s names in Revelation:

     Ref: Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. KJV

     Apollyon_NT:623 Apolluon (ap-ol-loo'-ohn); active participle of NT:622; a destroyer (i.e. Satan): KJV - Apollyon.

     And the root word for Apollyon is the Greek word apollumi, which is Greek number 622:

     Root Word_NT:622 apollumi (ap-ol'-loo-mee); from NT:575 and the base of NT:3639; to destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively:

     Don’t you just love it when Father puts it all together for us? Satan’s soul will go up in a wisp of smoke also.

     2nd Peter 2:13 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;

     Reward of unrighteousness. That reward is the death of the soul.

     To riot in the day time. Riot doesn’t mean to break the law or mobs causing destruction, no, it means debauchery. That’s a word you don’t hear much anymore.

     Riot_NT:5172 truphe (troo-fay'); from thrupto (to break up or [figuratively] enfeeble, especially the mind and body by indulgence); effeminacy, i.e. luxury or debauchery: KJV - delicately, riot.

     Love feasts during the day time. Coupled with sporting themselves, they are luxurious sexual feasts. They like to be pampered in ways that should be performed during the night.

     And they lie to themselves while they do it. Drunkenness and wantonness without shame, they declare their sin out in the open as Sodom did.

     2nd Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

     Always looking for and talking with sexual overtones. Ever met someone like that? Someone that takes your words as you speak them and puts sexual connotations to them. It’s really embarrassing to have someone do that.

     Beguiling unstable souls. Seducing innocent souls. Always having sex on their minds.

     2nd Peter 2:15 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;

     Self-indulgent pleasure is all they think of, righteousness being the furtherest thing from their mind.

     Who is this Balaam the son of Bosor? The name Bosor is the same name as Basar and Basar means:

     Basar_ OT:1320 basar (baw-sawr'); from OT:1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphem.) the pudenda of a man:

     What is the pudenda?

     From Dictionary.com = pudenda  [pyoo-den-duh] (Show IPA), Usually,pudenda, Anatomy. 1. The external genitals organs.

     Let’s examine the name Balaam:

     Balaam_ NT:903 Balaam (bal-ah-am'); of Hebrew origin [OT:1109]; Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher): KJV - Balaam.

     He was justly called the son of carnality, as covetous, and enticer of Israel to lust.  We’re talking about preachers that preach lies for money.

     2nd Peter 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

     You might remember the story of Balaam but I’ll relate the short version here:

     Balaam had the gift of prophesy. When the Israelite army was encamped in the plain of Moab, King Balak of Moab set for him because he wanted him to curse the Israelite army so that when he went against them that he would be successful and win the conflict.

     Father told Balaam that he could not do that. Again the King of Moab sent for him and again he refused to go.

     But since he preached for money and the King offered him a lot of money, he consented and started to go there. As he was riding his donkey down the road, the angel of the Lord stood in the middle of the way.

     Now, Balaam couldn’t see the angel but his donkey could and he saw this angel standing there with a sword in his hand. So the donkey started to walk off the road but Balaam wacked the donkey and pulled the reins and tried to steer him back.

     And the situation is such that there was a wall on one side of the road and a wall on the other side of the road and the angel of the Lord, with his sword, standing in the middle of the road.

     Balaam tried three times to get the donkey to do what he wished but wouldn’t and so the Lord Himself spoke through the mouth of this animal:

     Ref: Numbers 22:28 What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? KJV

     Eventually the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes and he could see the angel.

     The point is that Balaam ignored the commands of our Father and wanted to preach for the money.

     2nd Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

     These false preachers are empty vessels, they have no conscience, money is their master. They exist but they are worthless and what’s worse, they are useless to our Father.

     People like to flirt with the inhabitants of the darkness, evidenced by the movies they watch coming out of Hollywood and visiting with mediums and such. I looked at Redbox a little while ago and 7 out of 10 new releases concerned the undead.

     And it’s by design, fostered by Satan. If people get used to seeing the fantasy of that world they might not look too closely at the real. Satan portrayed, in years gone by, with red underwear with a pitchfork for a tail and horns on his head. Satan tries to make it all just one big joke.

     2nd Peter 2:18 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.

     The allure that lust produces brings the carnal mind to life. These are the methods of the seducers.

     2nd Peter 2:19 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.

     The promise of their great swelling words. The promise of liberty from the oppressors, making them the conquerors as well.

     2nd Peter 2:20 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.

     Those that come out of a world such as this can only achieve it through the grace of our Father and Jesus Christ and before they realize it, they are once again brought back in because the pleasures of the flesh are most difficult to overcome.

     And realizing that they have been hooked back in, that knowledge, in and of itself, brings depression and guilt, far worse than what they felt when they first delved into that black world.

     Some may even blame our Lord for allowing them to fall back into that pit of depravity but our Lord has told us that all the temptations that humans experience have been experienced by all, at one time or another and from that temptation He will always give us a way out:

     Ref: 1st Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. KJV

     He ALLOWS these temptations, He doesn't generate them and put them on us.

     Often times we have convinced ourselves that there is no way out, forgetting the promise of our Lord and not putting full faith in His ability to do what He says He can do.

     And faith disappears quickly when the solution is not provided quickly.

     2nd Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

     It would have been better if they had continued to live an ungodly life, unaware that there was a better way to live, rather than knowing the truth and now having the responsibility of living up to it.

     2nd Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. KJV

     It’s part of a sow’s nature to wallow in the mire and mud. It didn’t want to be cleaned up in the first place. So it is with humans. Were it not for the law and the danger of being locked up in a cell somewhere, there is no telling how far down a human being will allow himself to be taken.

     Sexual desires, good or bad, control the human mind constantly. Men especially because I think that a woman has a much greater desire for the good because they are the receptacles within which new life is carried. They see a sexual encounter in a far different light than men.

     For a man, once the act is over he’s ready for another beer and a football game. His encounter is over immediately while a woman will languish a little longer, content to enjoy the feelings just a little while longer.

     A man can hardly walk down a street without mindfully lusting after many of the women he sees.

     Sex has been the downfall of humankind from the beginning because it was never used properly, as our Father intended it to be used. Proper use will produce the most beautiful thing in this world…a human life with a soul from our Father.

     Improper use will put us in bed with Satan and that's not a pun.

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