and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
“I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
Jesus answered them, “ To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
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,
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,