keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.
‘ I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;
You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.
So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.