Their Eventual Damnation
"And in covetousness, with molded words, of you they shall make merchandise, whose judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction doth not slumber." 2 Pet 2:3
Damnation in vs. 3 is the third word opening up the message of Peter. This carries all the dreadfulness of retribution that can be read into the word. It refers to the sentence of judgment already determined and progressively drawing nearer this class of criminals. It is a terrible thing to reject the Christ and suffer eternal damnation; it is infinitely more terrible to be one who deliberately and decisively destroys and defrauds the masses of their inheritance of heaven, home, and eternal blessedness. Theirs will be the greater condemnation. There is no possibility of escaping a greater degree of punishment which is deserved and reserved for them. God did not spare the angels which sinned, nor did He spare Sodom and Gomorrah, and He will not spare those wizened brains and twisted hearts which deliberately plan the eternal damnation of multitudes.