Definition of Escape

Still with my nose in 2 Peter 1, here’s an item on a subject we think bad for criminals. But good for us.

ESCAPE — Both lit. and fig. in the Bible, a fleeing or removal from, or avoidance of, confinement or some type of danger or threat. Fig., a “way out” God gives his people to endure trials 1 Cor 10:13 NET. Through divine promises, Christians escape the “corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire” 2 Pet 1:4; also 2:18, 20. Often, in reference to God’s judgment Mat 23:33; Luke 21:36; Rom 2.3; Heb 2:3; Heb 12:15; 1 Thes 5:3, reminding of God’s inescapable judgment of sinners in the OT Jer 11:11; Jer 46:6. Escape is possible, only because the Lord is deliverer Ps 124:7-8. The Lord’s servant works to help people escape (so several versions; lit. “recover themselves”) the snare of the devil, after having been captured 2 Tim 2:26. More on Fleeing (to come).

I’m having to redo the Bible references online in order to get the Scripturizer to work and provide proper links for those who I hope will check out the passages cited.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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