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They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Certain base fellows have gone out from the midst of thee, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known,
Yea, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
And that which was sown upon the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightaway receiving it with joy,
And others fell on the rocky ground where it had not much soil. And straightaway it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.
And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy. And these have no root, who believe for a time, and withdraw in time of trial.
Every branch in me not bearing fruit, he removes it. And every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, so that it may bear more fruit.
Since we have heard that certain men who went out from us have troubled you with words, disturbing your souls, saying to be circumcised, and to keep the law, to whom we did not command,
And from you yourselves men will rise up, speaking distorted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
2 Peter 2:20
For if, having escaped the defilements of the world by knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and, having been again entangled in these, they are overcome, the last things have become worse for them than the first.
These are those who make divisions, world-soul men, not having Spirit.
But it is not as that the word of God has failed. For all those from Israel, these are not Israel,
So then also at this present time there has become a remnant according to the selection of grace.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must also be factions among you, so that the genuine may become apparent among you.
2 Timothy 3:9
But they will not advance in much more, for their folly will be evident to all men, as also that of those men came to be.
But we are not of retreat for destruction, but of faith for the preservation of the soul.