First Peter 3:20-22
2 Peter 2:4-6 – angels sinned, tartarus
a) Enoch 22:2 says Tartarus was the place for fallen angels
b) Homer says Hades was for dead men and Tartarus was the abyss beneath Hades for fallen immortals.
Jude 6,7 “In a similar way” is literally “Like as, in the same manner”
Sexual sins where the common corruption in both Noah’s day
Jude 7 says literally “committing fornication and going away after flesh different”
a) “flesh” is “sarkh”
b) “different” is “heteros” or ‘eteraV
The problem is they did something different than God intended. Heteros means other kind, or different.
Leviticus 18, 19 describe holiness as doing things the way God intended.
To do things contrary to God’s purpose is not holy.
Sex is important aspect of society because societies are based on families and families are based on marriage. Sex is for marriage.
If Sex is done outside of marriage it corrupts the marriage which corrupts the family.
When families deteriorate so does society.
Proper sexual boundaries are important because it is foundational in marriage and family.
Baptism is said to be an Antitype or the counterpart of reality.
Same word is used in Romans 5:14, 1 Corinthians 10:6, 11; Hebrews 8:5; 9:24 and Acts 7:44
Peter writes “baptism that now saves you” but then follows
it with 3 disclaimers showing that salvation is not attained through baptism:
1) Not physical – it is not the removal of dirt from the physical body or of guilt from the human soul.
2) Baptism is a pledge
a. Pledge means to question, inquiry, a declaration of committment”
b. The ancient Papyri used this Greek word as a technical term used in making a contract.
c. Pledge means here to answer a formal question.
d. This would be the positive response to the question of the Lordship of Christ indicating that the person being baptized was declaring a commitment to the contract of salvation.
The victory of Christ
2 Corinthians 2:14