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December 13, 2019 6:00 am
And so we must be careful, don't be gullible because people squeeze from you as much as they can to line their pockets and really have nothing to do with God's truth in God's work will need a book on dieting. We need a book on obedience and we have one call the Bible and I'm all for a book that preaches the word that comments on the Scripture that is in line with what the Bible has to say this is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick guest Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.
Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of second Peter, please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching, and now here's Pastor Rick as he continues through the second chapter of second Peter and his message called sketching false teachers. If there are little bit so that you don't understand. That's not not the key to key is what you do understand and what we do understand from reading that revealed word is that God will judge the unrighteous and he's not fooling around and because God delays his judgment does not mean it's not coming in so many human beings live as though because they've gotten away with something so long to going to continue to get away with it or it won't be so bad, they are wrong. Looking at my own life before coming to Christ. I just good it was not in any of my thoughts.
Life was all about me living for my pleasures that would satisfy me.
The day came when I met Jesus Christ and everything stopped, everything changed.
I was handed a filter to filter out all the things that are false and wrong.
Given a roadmap and sent to work so have you who have come to Christ and if you hear this morning and you cannot come to Jesus you going to I list either listen to the world the devil or your own self or you going to hear the voice of God and respond to it as others have in you by some will be hated for it, but it's worth it. It's worth being hated for Jesus Christ so long as your upholding righteousness.
He continues, Peter does as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime again where in verse 13.
These these speaking about these false teachers who flaunt their sin without hesitation. They do it in broad daylight because they have no shame, shamelessly immodest or how many now do we see who was sexually perverted in pole pits broadcasting it, upholding it, promoting it, jamming it down the throats of people and whole congregations gobbling it up Zephaniah, the prophet said the unjust.
No. No shame.
Zephaniah 3 verse five there are spots and blemishes. These undesirable marks on the body. Even the body of Christ. Remember these are part of the love feast of the church they've embedded themselves. They are, they are here amongst us. I don't know that they're here amongst us in this congregation, but they are here amongst us and Christianity, and here he says they are spots and blemishes. Those are again unwanted emblems. I think Peter is linking. This not only is this is this a spiritual element.
With this in the offerings when you brought a lamb to be offered. It was not to have a spot a natural defect or an acquired defect either or spot or blemish when you offered it to the Lord. In other words, you can bring a hand me down to the Lord say what makes writing when my garage about give this this church is useless to me and anybody else but I donated it unless God's that I'm not into, but I think it's a little bit more here.
Also with what Peter is saying. And even if he is not meaning the Holy Spirit pointed out, because of the leper, the leper had a spot that was to be investigated and once it was confirmed.
This was indeed leprosy that was an entire process. Let leper to go through to be quarantined, separated from the body and hopefully restore it at some point and so when Peter says these are spots and blemishes in this is not good. These people you don't want this on the body you want no parts of the spiritually physically or in any other way.
Jude who echoes so much of what Peter is saying when he gets to he's going to say the same thing with the word he chooses for spots.
He says spots and blemishes. The word he chooses for spots is phonetically similar to Peter's work for spots but has different meaning they sound like the same words he make a play on the words he gets his letter he writes he gets to what Peter said any sort of soup set up makes a go a little faster, and the word he uses means the rocks and it's used in shipping you know they don't want to hit the rocks with the ship that's not a good combination and he is saying Jude is they will cause you shipwreck Peter is saying they'll cause you leprosy and separation spiritually. Jude says yes right shipwreck. For those of you who may not yet and is just a genius of the Scripture just continues to roll along with such nuances that carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, reveling. Have a good old time.
While that doing evil, laughing it up yuck yuck yuck yuck or the populating hell as fast as they can with their new recruits will will come the more that as we move through the rest of the letters to we get through Jude. Paul says this, having the same concerns he says and do not become idolaters, as were some of them. Speaking of course of those coming out of Egypt with the with Moses he says, as it is written, the people sat down to eat, drink, and rose up to play party have a good time in the name of religion.
Just don't be obedient to riddle you can be obedient to parts of it because we need that, but not all of it. That is what gives to heretics the power that they have they have been allowed to embed themselves by poison ivy in a flower bed amongst the righteous. I'm hesitant to say to name names anymore. In earlier years, I would. I enjoyed it because it needed to happen, but now I feel that when I name names, it becomes more of a distraction. Those who need to hear her say whole, but I like that one. And then they turn on me and not listen to what is being said and what is actually happening so I don't know why name names of the writers your name go a lot about what the week they then are ready for, but there are heretics that sell books and make a lot of money of it and a lot of maybe some of you sitting here have them on your bookshelves.
Or maybe at one point you did they make a lot of money off of selling books about the Bible, which are not true. Just because they garnish it with a verse here and there, all someone has to tell you is it's God's way. Okay, we don't have to investigate any further than that.
You said it is God's way. Years back.
There was a book you know.eating God's way of something like that. What what is that I get to. He has good manners. I know that much. The communion table is eating God's way, but I mean how do you just make that all of a sudden Christians you knee-deep this way again. People would buy what about the one back to Eden, find Eden. I mean this when I sent the same people don't exist adamant even Eden did not have the digestive system. We have not entirely corrupted by sin. God was so serious about keeping them out of Eden, he set a cherubim, there were the sword going in every which way to keep them out. I know there are those that think that the Jewish diet is the way were supposed to eat because it's in the Old Testament.
I disagree with that. I don't think the Bible teaches that all men think the fact the New Testament comes along and just smells. The reason why the Jews were forbidden from eating so many of the foods they would've liked to eat was because they were to be separate different other people's were eating his food and living just as healthy as they were dying at the same age mean is deceiving.
To this day. You can find people that need the most atrocious things in a live hereunder. There are hundreds, so we must be careful, don't be gullible because people squeeze from you as much as they can to line their pockets and really have nothing to do with God's truth in God's work. We don't need a book on dieting. We need a book on obedience and we have one call the Bible and I'm all for a book that preaches the word that comments on the Scripture that is in line with what the Bible has to say.
But many many churchgoers cannot be content with the simplicity and beauty of our faith and they lust for spiritual thrills is just not enough that a man would stand up here and say, thus says the Lord know that they want more and they become tired of hearing truth this some you know just trying to be a church is very difficult because you have so many Christians coming from other places that don't want to just be a church in trying to bring it here make us like them so that they can leave us like to let the other one is a cycle that is not very very nice. Acts 242.
They continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers. There is a template for the church acts 246 so continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, simplicity of heart with gladness. That to me is attractive, but dissatisfied churchgoers with the system of that of the New Testament. They will be picked off if not careful. Listen Revelation 214, but I have a few things against you, Jesus wrote to the church to the apostle John, because you have there those who hold the teaching of Valium, who taught Ballack to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
You have harbored in your church bad things and you quite proud of it doing it in my name.
Now the other day.
I believe God has given me a topical and I just you know in my own store devotion time just pouring it out on me. I felt I still have to prove it, prepare it if it is indeed his word, but one of the outstanding parts of it was this Christians do not understand that churches are better off without those who are offended by what God has to say they think that the pulpit has to be watered down so that these can be appeased. Never why what God is that we don't want to offend them better off without them and they think that somehow this is counter love. It is not. It is total love and you practice this with your children you teach your children are people that you are in your city or child. You're better off in this life without certain crowds in certain groups will get you in jail. The hospital of the cemetery, why not practice that when it comes to the church. This is not what is taking place and that's why we had the stampede of churches in full-blown apostasy everywhere now, it's like another one bites the dust. Now they are promoting homosexuality another one just went down. Now they are promoting ecumenical schism. What follows is good with this. Go back and put the money in the offering plate continued to pump life into that dead thing in a man like me stand up and say anything about it and I'm somehow the villain will be your villain, but I rather I rather try to side with the Lord Jesus Christ not take away from anything he said for anybody than to line up with some dumb culture standing off to the side waiting for that bus that goes to hell. Revelation 20.
Like sound angry. Not really a good boy was walking back a little bit. Maybe if I spoke like this beloved. I'm speaking the truth in love. Thank you. Until you got that signal fastball Revelation 22 another church. Nevertheless, I have a few things against you know everyone here Jesus say that this church where I have a seven stem lampstand menorah on that back table is not for you it's for me. I look at that lampstand and I am reminded I don't want the Lord to come take it and so when he says, you better repent our law come and take your lampstand from you.
I want to be like the church of Philadelphia. We didn't have to hear that George Smyrna did not have to hear that it's doable. Revelation 20 says the driver to verse 20. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel you allow this. You think you're better off with her. There you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols were does this the church in predominance the church by attire they were doing these things they were harboring these types of apostates. So when Peter sketches out his teaching on false teachers. They were already in the church. While the apostles were still alive.
Years later, over 30 years later, at least when John comes along and receives his message.
This still there in the church is quite proud of these people seeking to be accredited by the intelligentsia. Verse 14 having eyes full of adultery that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls.
They have a heart train and covetous practices in our accursed children having eyes full of adultery. They are determined to hunt women married or unmarried doesn't matter preying upon them, not praying for them unlawful passions and attractions that are not being salted you. It's you know you can have. You can sense all man eyes are, that's not right that I want such and such a thing.
So we begin to take steps to to salted 22 arrested to keep it from spreading. These don't sexual attractions are an enormous problem in Christianity in churches and pulpits everywhere.
It's always been a problem, but it is becoming more so in these end times because of the vehicles that have not existed in past history which are here now that just because so much havoc it says here, I cannot cease from sin. That is an addiction.
They are addicted. Now there are Christians that are addicted to things from time to time, and they hated their fighting it and God understands and he's going to work with you. These have no such ambition to repent or change their are fully given over to their sin, and he points this out. We read they see something they want.
They must have it. They have no internal inhibitors to prohibit them from going after what is been forsaken, because it is damaging to others. He says enticing unstable souls. What about what about that clause 6 out to you that there enticing people or that there are unstable souls to be enticed that's a foot race in a photo finish. See which one will will what is going to be a tie. I think, but these are those who seduce the unstable because the unstable have a foundation that's not that good.
That's why they are unstable in the building has a poor foundation, it becomes unstable and is condemned hopefully before couples. Ephesians 6 put on some of the armor of God.
We know that it's not what it says put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil is going to seduce. He's going to deceive and trick second Corinthians 11 three Paul's heart, I fear that somehow the serpent fell as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ, you busy enough trying to preach the gospel to your devotions come to church serve in the church than to have to add that junk cheap thrills in the name of God we have enough to do the simplicity of the faith means we live in. This is how we go how we do it gets complicated because our flesh listen to the wife, the pastors of what the wife speaking draws in the past would not let me bring in this stuff into the church. This program this Bible course he wouldn't let me do it. The husband rather than saying good.
That's what he is supposed to do is supposed to shield the church protect the shirt church.
He has a rod and your staff for those purposes.
The other authority for those purposes. He is been called and appointed and established for those purposes.
Rather than saying that is good. My wife often. The husband will say nothing, nothing is afraid he wants to keep the peace. But he doesn't want to keep up with Christ.
It won't stand up. This is at Adamic. This is what Adam did. Adam should've said are you crazy I'm not eating that he did not do it here. We are or or the husband will do this. I can't believe it and come to the defense of his wife as she goes against the Lord. This is we see this all the time. I wish I could say it does get old you did with your wish I could say I'm fed up with it. I don't have that luxury. You don't either Christian life takes work. You go to work that field constantly. You know we live in a society where the animals don't usually dictate the rhythm of the pace of life as it does when you live on a farm with you and are yet to get up and feed the chickens and the mice. Whatever it is they do on farms and here we just you know instead of going out to the flock. Grabbing animal and butchering it go up to supermarket purchases, which are already what I might wear my going with that. I don't know Sam was on a roll but lost it anyway. They have a heart train and covetous practices.
His train they have. They have invested themselves. They have two train is to keep that something over to drill it in to just do it again until it becomes just you know almost a reflex and this is what they're doing with their covetousness.
There wanting the agreed.
Peter has got their number. He knows who these boys are as do the other apostles, heart-wrenching, greedy practices, lies about God bring death to mankind.
That's what they do truth about God restores life to mankind but false teachers don't do it now. Can anybody get saved in the presence of false teaching. Absolutely because God can overrule. We seen this in the Scripture were God overrules with the wicked are doing thalamus wanted joint accursed patristic couldn't get that out of Blessing them. God has got that ability that does not let the guilty off the hook the mercy of God we get back to that is dealing with balun amenities as they are accursed children.
How how much stronger can the language be cannot. This is anathema. This is saying they're damned to hell they are condemned by their own choices. He's pounding these false teachers not letting up. Jesus said the field is the world the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the weed seeds of the sons of the wicked one.
There is a wicked one, and he has offspring. Jesus said to the religious intelligentsia elitists you like your father the devil, father of lies. From the beginning so you he pounded them to who would dare say to Peter tone it down and become a how you going to get the secret to to come to your church. Peter if you talking like this always say to the pastor when you come to the false teachers go easy or I don't think any born again same believer would say such a thing. Verse 15. They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of balance on the bureau who loved the wages of unrighteousness. These they were in the faith. That's that.
Reword forsaken means you are.
Once there, and you're not there any longer to use when Jesus left Nazareth when he left Capernaum.
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