Thanks for the reply, but our disagreements are so profound it is pointless to reply. As I said, I have already given my answers in the other thread.Yes, it is absolutely about tares, since Jesus has said that His sheep SHALL NEVER PERISH.
Either you are wrong, or He is. Which do you suppose it is?
This should help....
One who is genuinely saved cannot lose their salvation. From beginning to end, salvation is all of God and nothing of us. In context, Hebrews affirms this.carm.org
Again, tares.....keep reading, because you missed this very important part....
But we are not among those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith for the safekeeping of the soul.
Nope, the ENTIRE context of 2 Peter 2 is about FALSE prophets.....a false prophet is and never was a believer born from above....Wolves in sheeps clothing.
The VERY first verse tells us this, yet you missed this?
But false prophets also appeared among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
The rest of the chapter goes on to speak of those false prophets.
Lets take a look at what false prophet means....
ψευδοπροφήτης, ψευδοπροφήτου, ὁ (ψευδής and προφήτης), "one who, ACTING the part of a divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of divine prophecies, a false prophet
5578 pseudoprophḗtēs (from 5571 /pseudḗs, "false" and 4396 /prophḗtēs, "a prophet") – properly, a false prophet; someone PRETENDING to speak the word of the Lord (prophesy) but in fact is phony (AN IMPOSTER), acting as a wolf in sheep's clothing.
5578 /pseudoprophḗtēs ("a false prophet") specializes in "the art of misimpression," like about how they were "commissioned" by the Lord to touch the world with their message. But when in fact, they operate by self and for self so they must be exposed for what they are – and are not!