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Text:: “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.“ - 2 Peter 2: 20.

Comment: Apostle Peter in this text highlights the danger of deliberately violating the laws of God. This is a situation in which a believer knows that what he is doing is sinful and yet still continues in it. The danger in such presumptuous conduct is that the person may not get the chance of life again.  As the text for today makes clear, the latter end would be worse for such people than when they had not known God. Said he: “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them but it happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog turned to his own vomit...” - 2 Peter 2:21, 22.

The sin of Lot's wife was a presumptuous sin in that she was told clearly not to look back; yet she flouted it due to self-will and lack of faith. – See Psalm 19:12,13.

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (Holy Spirit) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” - Hebrews 6:4-6.

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