Words are the currency of civilization. They have a powerful effect in daily life by challenging, confronting or comforting the hearer. Near the end of his life Peter wrote this letter to first-century Christians, warning them of the danger they were in from those seeking to destroy the church of Jesus Christ with corrosive words. Today, the church is in danger of being marginalized by secular thought and practices. God's people need to hear what the Spirit is saying through 2 Peter and take to heart its profound message.