Paul describes the apostasy and perilous times of the last days—The scriptures guide man to salvation.
1 This know also, that in the alast days perilous btimes shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, acovetous, boasters, bproud, blasphemers, cdisobedient to parents, dunthankful, unholy,
3 Without anatural baffection, ctrucebreakers, dfalse accusers, eincontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 aTraitors, bheady, chighminded, lovers of dpleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a aform of godliness, but bdenying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly awomen laden with sins, led away with divers blusts,
7 Ever alearning, and never able to come to the bknowledge of the ctruth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also aresist the truth: men of bcorrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their afolly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast afully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what apersecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live agodly in Christ Jesus shall bsuffer cpersecution.
13 But evil men and aseducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But acontinue 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 achild thou hast known the holy bscriptures, which are able to make thee cwise unto dsalvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 aAll bscripture is given by cinspiration of God, and is dprofitable for edoctrine, for freproof, for correction, for ginstruction in hrighteousness:
17 That the man of God may be aperfect, throughly furnished unto all bgood works.