Pastor Ron Roddey
"There's Still Some Good News!"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, January 06, 2013
2nd Timothy Chapter 3 and 2nd Peter Chapter 2
3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of
3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such
3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive
silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist
the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest
unto all men, as their's also was.
3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose,
faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at
Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the
Lord delivered me.
3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and
3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast
been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which
are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in
3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all
2:1 But there were false prophets also among
the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily
shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought
them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the
way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make
merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and
their damnation slumbereth not.
2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to
hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto
2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the
2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned
them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after
should live ungodly;
2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the
2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing,
vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of
uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled,
they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not
railing accusation against them before the Lord.
2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed,
speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly
perish in their own corruption;
2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count
it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes,
sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin;
beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous
practices; cursed children:
2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following
the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of
2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's
voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a
tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure
through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were
clean escaped from them who live in error.
2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants
of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought
2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through
the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than
2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy
commandment delivered unto them.
2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog
is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her
wallowing in the mire.