As we continue our study through 2 Peter, we left off last week talking about and warning about false teachers, preachers, authors, speaker.
Anyone who claims to know Christ but uses that platform to interject false hoods into their message. This also means anyone who uses the gospel and their platform for personal gain.
Last week we mentioned the word “exploit: which means “to make merchandise of”. Obviously those who preach and teach should be able to make a living.
What Peter is talking about is using the gospel to make them rich. Using the gospel as a merchandising arm. If you remember, Peter goes into great detail and harshness concerning those who lead others away from Christ for their personal wealth or following.
They are leading believers away from salvation and ultimately into destruction.
And Peter minced no words. In fact, he goes on to further excoriate them.