Often those who declare liberty live in corruption

2 Peter Bible Background

11.30.2016 – New Testament: 2Pe 2.19

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Peter 2 on November 30, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

A false teacher is not merely someone with whom you disagree, but he seeks to lead you astray, promising you liberty, yet still in corruption himself,

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage (2 Peter 2.19). 

This fits in with what Jesus said about identifying wolves in sheep’s clothing, that you have to examine their lives, for their fruit shows what kind of tree they are, whether holy or corrupt.


  • Has a corrupt teacher ever led you astray?
  • How did you get back on the right track?

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