Lesson 6 chapter 2
they exploit, are greedy, unprincipled, unrighteous, daring, self-willed, like unreasoning animals, stains, blemishes, eyes full of adultry, they have gone astray, and are slaves of corruption
follows their sensuality, speak with false words, indulge in the flesh, have corrupt desires, despise authority, count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime, never cease from sin, entice unstable souls, have a heart trained in greed, speak arrogant words of vanity.
introduce destructive heresies, denying the Master, do not tremble when reviling angels, they revel in their deceptions, forsake the right way, promising freedom.
Swift destruction their last state being worse than the first.
2) a. Matthew 7:15-20
15)Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16)You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17)So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18)A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree produce good fruit. 19)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20) So then you will know them by their fruits.
2.b.)Matthew 24:11, 24
11Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if posssible, even the elect.
2.c.) Acts 20:26-36
26) "Therefore, I testify to you this day, that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27) For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 28) Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29) I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you not sparing the flock; 30) and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31) Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. 32) And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33)I have coveted no one's silver, or gold or clothes. 34) You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me. 35) In everything I showed you by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive. 36) When he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
2. d. 2 Timothy 3: 1-13
1) But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2)For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, reviles, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3) unloving irreconciable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4) treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5) holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied it's power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses 7) always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8) Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of deprave mind, rejected in regard to the faith. 9)But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes and Jambres' folly was also. 10) Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, 11) persecutions and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured and out of them all the Lord recued me! 12) Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13) But evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2.e. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
2. f. Philipians 3:17-19
17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. 18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
2.g.2 Timothy 4:1-4
1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled; they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
Wow, quite a group of people, huh? I was going to say quite a little group of people, but with tears, like Paul I feel there is a lot of them. It is a scary world out there and if you have trouble distinguishing them, compare them to the people in your bible. Look at their fruits, not just what they do or say in public, but what you learn about their private lives. Don't be in a hurry to follow just anyone. And they will tickle your ears at first, but listen carefully. You who have the Holy Spirit, will begin to see and hear "watch words". Pay attention. Remember love one another, that's how we will be known. <><