Finally, Peter warned that false teachers would arise. These so-called prophets can be recognized in at least three ways: they will lead depraved lifestyles (2:2-3; 2:18), they will deny the basic elements of Christianity (God’s sovereignty 2:1 and Jesus’ return 3:4), and they will distort the word of God (3:16).
Thank God that we have the Scripture, words spoken by God, to help us to be grounded in the truth. (2 Peter 1:20) Then, ask God to help you “be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless man.” (2 Peter 3:17)
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.