Paul describes the apostasy and perilous times of the last days—The scriptures guide man to salvation.
1 This know also, that in the perilous shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, , boasters, , blasphemers, to parents, , unholy,
3 Without , , , , fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 , , , lovers of more than lovers of God;
5 Having a of godliness, but the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly laden with sins, led away with divers ,
7 Ever , and never able to come to the of the .
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also the truth: men of minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live in Christ Jesus shall .
13 But evil men and shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a thou hast known the holy , which are able to make thee unto through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 is given by of God, and is for , for , for correction, for in :
17 That the man of God may be , throughly furnished unto all .