S E C O N D P E T E R.
The apostle, having in the foregoing chapter
exhorted them to proceed and advance in the Christian race, now
comes to remove, as much as in him lay, what he could not but
apprehend would hinder their complying with his exhortation. He
therefore gives them fair warning of false teachers, by whom they
might be in danger of being seduced. To prevent this, I. He
describes these seducers as impious in themselves, and very
pernicious to others, ver.
1-3. II. He assures them of the punishment that shall be
inflicted on them, ver.
3-6. III. He tells us how contrary the method is which
God takes with those who fear him, ver. 7-9. IV. He fills up the rest of the
chapter with a further description of those seducers of whom he
would have them beware.