Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
But he who received the seed on rocky places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Some fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.
And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit he takes away; and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.
Since we have heard that some persons from us have disturbed you with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions,
and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
2 Peter 2:20
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.
But it is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel,
So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
2 Timothy 3:9
But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.