Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields’ hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing though the Bible. Asked what he was doing with a Bible. Fields told the man, “I am looking for loopholes.” I have news for you. There are no loopholes in the Bible. You come to God one way and one way only, and that is through Jesus Christ His Son.
In today’s text, Peter is going to warn us against teachers “who have forsaken the way” and who lead others to do so also. He will tell us that they are “clouds without rain for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever!”