The text reads: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction" Here we are told that Jesus "bought" with His own blood, the false prophet, and false teachers, those who teach heresies, and even deny (reject) Jesus Who died for them! I am all too aware of the twisting of this Scripture, where it is suggested that "Lord" is not referring to Jesus, since the Greek "Kurios" is not used here! And, that the term "bought", does not refer to Christ dying on the cross! But, these interpretations would be sought by those who simply cannot let the Bible do the speaking, and would have us understand something foreign to the plain meaning of the words! We all know that it was the Lord Jesus Who "tasted death for every man", that is, it was Jesus Who died on the cross, NOT God the Father. Unless, of course you believe in the heresy known as "Patripassian", which teaches that the Father also suffered on the cross! If "Lord" does not refer to Jesus in 2 Peter 2:1, then to whom does it refer? The term "bought", is the same one used by Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:20; "For ys were bought with a price...", which none would doubt refers to the death of Jesus Christ. If "bought" does not refer to Jesus' death in the passage in 2 Peter, as almost all the Greek lexicons say it does, then what does it refer to? Without this meaning, the passage does not make any sense. It is the rejection of Jesus as the only Saviour of the world, that has been disputed throughout the time of the Church. And this is exactly what Peter is saying here. This verse is very clear testimony to the fact, that Jesus also died even for those who will not finally be in heaven!