Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, January 25, 2015
2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 & 1st John Chapter 2
2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ
is at hand.
2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition;
2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these
2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his
2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of
2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,
2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be
2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.
2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren
beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to
salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye
have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which
hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope
2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
2:1 My little children, these things write I
unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.
2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even
as he walked.
2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the
word which ye have heard from the beginning.
2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in
him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now
2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in
darkness even until now.
2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none
occasion of stumbling in him.
2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath
blinded his eyes.
2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven
you for his name's sake.
2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from
the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the
wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the
2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is
from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are
strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the
2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.
2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.
2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had
been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went
out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but
because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is
antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that
acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal
2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce
2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and
ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth
you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath
taught you, ye shall abide in him.
2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear,
we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.