ESCAPING CORRUPTION

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ESCAPING CORRUPTION

2 Peter 1:2-4

 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

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Introduction: the burden of corruption

The above text established the presence of corruption in the world. It also gives a hint about the vector that transmits this unfortunate situation.

Corruption in its literal definition refers to the act of making something or someone loose it’s moral values. It has been the aim of the Devil since the creation of man to corrupt man and make him an enemy of his creator. He continually introduces corruption into every Generation from the initial one in Eden to the murder of Abel by Cain, Lamech, the time of Noah

Gen 6:1-7

1-2 More and more people were born, until finally they spread all over the earth. Some of their daughters were so beautiful that supernatural beings came down and married the ones they wanted. 3 Then the Lord said, “I won’t let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years.”

4 The children of the supernatural beings who had married these women became famous heroes and warriors. They were called Nephilim and lived on the earth at that time and even later.

5 The Lord saw how bad the people on earth were and that everything they thought and planned was evil. 6 He was very sorry that he had made them, 7 and he said, “I’ll destroy every living creature on earth! I’ll wipe out people, animals, birds, and reptiles. I’m sorry I ever made them.

CEV

 Using various media with the sole aim of displeasing God and subjecting humanity under his dominion the Devil continue his escapade even till now.

  1. Corruption in our contemporary world

In our contemporary world, human mind continues to be depraved through

  • Idolatry
  • Sexual immorality
  • financial misconducts
  • rebellion
  • revelry
  • covetousness and get rich quickly syndrome
  • cultism
  • examination malpractices
  1. The media of corruption
  • Lust 2Peter 1:2-4, 1John 2:15
  • false teaching 2Pet 2:12 – 16

 

  1. The way of escape
  • Salvation 2 Cor 5:17
  • Knowledge of God’s word 2Pet 1:2-3
  • Sobriety and vigilance 1 Peter 5:8-9
  • fear of God Prov 8:13
  • avoid wrong company

 

Conclusion

We can live in the world and not get contaminated by the corruption of this world only if we keep our place in Christ remember Jesus is coming for a church without spot or wrinkle Eph 5:27. So get yourself ready to be part of this glorious body of Christ.

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