They promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves of depravity---for “People are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 2 Peter 2:19-21
I believe that this passage of Scripture is pertaining to the false teachers and NEW CONVERTS, who are swayed and deceived by the teachings of the FALSE TEACHERS. Verse nineteen, talks about the false teachers promising the NEW converts FREEDOM, while they themselves are SLAVES of DEPRAVITY. And they are MASTERED by whatever they are SLAVES of, whether it be, sexual immorality, greed, boastful words or lustful desires of the flesh, they are SLAVES to those acts of DEPRAVITY.
The NEW CONVERTS, who are as babes in Christ, are fertile ground for the false teachers, who entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. The false teachers secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Sovereign Lord, which will bring swift destruction on them. Many of these NEW converts will follow the DEPRAVED conduct of the false teacher, who will bring the way of TRUTH into disrepute. These, who teach such heresies will NOT escape PUNISHMENT on the Day of Judgment.
If these NEW CONVERTS have escaped the corruption of the world by their knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then are again entangled in the DEPRAVITY of this LOST and DYING world. They will be WORSE off at the end of their life than they were at the beginning of their rebirth. It would have been BETTER for them to have NOT known the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, than to have KNOWN it and rejected the TRUTH of God’s Word in exchange for the teachings of the FALSE TEACHERS. Are you a NEW CONVERT, who is being fed the heresies of the FALSE TEACHERS, who are bringing the WORD of God into disrepute, and promising you FREEDOM, which they themselves lack, due to them being SLAVES of DEPRAVITY? Maybe, you are drifting back into some of your old sinful lifestyle, or maybe you have NOT TRULY given your HEART and LIFE to God. Well, God is waiting for you to come to HIM, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE BELIEVER, with the HOPE of HEAVEN and NOT a SLAVE of DEPRAVITY, who will spend an ETERNITY in HELL. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!