Peter gives a description of these wicked people in verses 1-3 and again in 10b-16. The one thing Peter says that stuck out to me is, “Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones”. These people do not care to speak out against God. They are prideful in it.
Although their pride may be great, notice that God knows how to deal with these people (v. 4-10). He sent angels who sinned to Hell, preserved Noah and his family during a time of great wickedness, He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and rescued Lot. As believers, this should cause us to rejoice. God is not going to let wickedness go unpunished. So while some false teachers may seem to be winning right now, ultimately they will not win at Christ’s second coming.
Our job as Christians should be to rebuke these false teachers and point people to Jesus. We need to be out in the world proclaiming the truth of the Gospel.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice