Once again I was drawn to re-read 2 Peter 2. Why? For I have witnessed a false teacher and many have chosen to embrace his words.
The details of want to look for in false teachers is made very clear in this chapter of this book of the Bible. So let us look at these details.
Lust of uncleanness – lust – epithumia – desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust
Uncleanness – miasmos – the act of pollution, defilement
Defilement – to violate the sanctity of; the sully, dishonor
Sully – to damage or ruin the good quality of
Despise government – despise – kataphroneo – I despise, scorn, and show it by active insult, disregard
Government – kuriotes – lordship, domination, dignity
Special note: Daniel 4:17 – For this has been decreed by the messengers; it is commanded by the holy ones, so that everyone may know that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses— even to the lowliest of people.
Presumptuous – tolmetes – a daring, bold man
Selfwilled – authades – self-satisfied, arrogant, stubborn
they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities – afraid – tremo – I tremble, am afraid
to speak evil – blasphemeo – I speak evil against, blaspheme, use abusive or scurrilous language about (God or men).
Dignities – doxa – honor, renown, glory splendor
Speak evil of the things that they understand not – understand not – agnoeo – I do not know, am ignorant of
sporting themselves with their own deceivings – sporting themselves – entruphao – I revel in, live luxuriously
deceivings – apate – deceit, deception, deceitfulness, delusion
Having eyes full of adultery – adultery – moichalis – (a) an adulteress (that is, a married woman who commits adultery), (b) Hebraistically: extended to those who worship any other than the true God
that cannot cease from sin
beguiling unstable souls – beguiling – deleazo – I allure, entice by a bait
bait – An allurement; a thing intended to tempt or entice
unstable – asteriktos – (lit: unpropped), unsteady, unstable, unsettled
unpropped – having no prop : unsupported
unsupported – not supported physically, financially, emotionally, or spiritually
souls – psuche – the soul, life, self
heart they have exercised with covetous practices – heart – kardia – the heart; mind, character, inner self, will, intention, center
exercised – gumnazo – train
with covetous practices – pleonexia – covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage
2 Peter 2:17 – These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
In every single detail this describes Donald Trump. A false teacher, a corrupter of the Body of Christ.
So go ahead and continue to support him. However, in this case it is not just your sorrow, but the sorrow of all those that you say you love and those that are yet to be born in this nation.