What happens when a Christian falls away 

New Testament: 2Pe 2.22

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Peter 2 on November 30, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Peter prophesied of the arrival of false teachers and how they would prey upon the unsteady, and if anyone followed the false teachers, Peter showed the awful place such a person has placed himself, including this: 

But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

– 2 Peter 2.22 

We would never go back and eat what we had vomited, nor would we immediately jump in the mire after having cleansed ourselves. 

Yet, that is what a Christian does when he or she falls away. Disgusting. 


  • Have you seen a dog do this or seen a pig doing what Peter said? 
  • Have you ever fallen away? 
  • If so, what made you come back? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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