“Plain speaking about Christian deviations is incumbent upon the Christian pastor who wants to lead his flock along the way of truth. That is why Peter has reminded them time and time again of the wrong and the right paths, and their respective destinations. The responsibility now lies with them to watch, to guard themselves against the specious arguments of the wicked. … There is no excuse for complacency in Christians: error has many attractive faces by which even the most experienced may be beguiled.”
Michael Green, The Second Epistle of Peter and the Epistle of Jude (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans,1980), 149.