2 Peter 2



2 Peter 2 serves as a strong warning against false teachers who introduce destructive heresies and exploit believers. The chapter emphasizes the historical examples of divine judgment and describes the immoral and deceptive nature of these false teachers. Peter urges believers to be discerning and steadfast in the face of such influences.


  1. Warning Against False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3): Peter begins by warning about the presence of false prophets and teachers who will secretly bring destructive heresies into the community. These false teachers deny the Master who bought them and exploit others for their own gain.
  2. Examples of Divine Judgment (2 Peter 2:4-9): Peter uses examples from the Old Testament to illustrate that God did not spare angels who sinned, the ancient world during the flood, or the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. These examples serve as a reminder that God knows how to rescue the godly and judge the wicked.
  3. Characteristics of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:10b-22): Peter describes the characteristics of false teachers, emphasizing their indulgence in sensual and corrupt practices. He compares them to irrational animals and warns of their impending judgment. These false teachers entice others with promises of freedom while they are enslaved to corruption.
  4. The Dog Returns to Its Vomit (2 Peter 2:22): Peter uses a proverbial saying to emphasize the tragic state of those who turn back to their sinful ways, likening them to a dog returning to its own vomit or a washed pig returning to the mud.