The Sunday School Lesson Reject Deceivers and Demonic Doctrines by David McGee
Feb 20, 2022
Reject Deceivers and Demonic Doctrines (45:07)
Referenced Scriptures: 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Peter 2:1-22; Jude 1:3-25
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1 Timothy 4:1-5
1) But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,
2) through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;
3) forbidding marriage and commanding to abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4) For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.
5) For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
2 Peter 2:1-22
1) But there also arose false prophets among the people, as among you also there will be false teachers, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
2) Many will follow their destructive ways, and as a result, the way of the truth will be maligned.
3) In covetousness will they exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn‘t linger, and their destruction will not slumber.
4) For if God didn‘t spare angels when they sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved to judgment;
5) and didn‘t spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;
6) and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly;
7) and delivered righteous Lot, very distressed by the lustful life of the wicked
8) (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul from day to day with lawless deeds):
9) the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment to the day of judgment;
10) but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;
11) whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don‘t bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
12) But these, as creatures without reason, born mere animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,
13) receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you;
14) having eyes full of adultery, and who can‘t cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;
15) forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrong-doing;
16) but he was rebuked for his own disobedience. A mute donkey spoke with man‘s voice and stopped the madness of the prophet.
17) These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
18) For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;
19) promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he also brought into bondage.
20) For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state has become worse with them than the first.
21) For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22) But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire."
3) Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
4) For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even they who were of old written of beforehand to this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.
5) Now I desire to remind you, though you already know this, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who didn‘t believe.
6) Angels who didn‘t keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
7) Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
8) Yet in like manner these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.
9) But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"
10) But these speak evil of whatever things they don‘t know. What they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, in these things are they destroyed.
11) Woe to them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in Korah‘s rebellion.
12) These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13) wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
14) To these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,
15) to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
16) These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons for the sake of advantage.
17) But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
18) They said to you that "In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts."
19) These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.
20) But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
21) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
22) On some have compassion, making a distinction,
23) and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.
24) Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,
25) to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.
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