2 Peter 2:1 (KJV)
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
There is a piece of doctrinal truth buried in this verse that has to be understood in order to get the rest of the chapter; even those false teachers have been bought by the Lord. His blood was shed for them.
- His death
- His burial, yes even
- His resurrection
was for them. When He was on the cross they were on His mind. He bore their sins in His own body when He suffered on the cross. The full price of all their sins has been paid.
Yet they will still see destruction. They are still condemned. All the torments of eternal hell await them. Why? Because even though they are religious and even though they know the message of Christ; even though every sin they have ever or will ever commit is covered by His blood, they are yet unsaved.
The Bible says they have denied the Lord that bought them. The context of the chapter tells us that their denial is not in word, probably not in works, but in faith. The conclusion of the chapter is that they are like a dog that returns to his vomit or a pig that returns to its wallow. They have never been born again. They have never become a new creature in Christ.
In things eternal, it matters little what we say or what we do. The whole issue is settled in faith.
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