Bible: 2 Tim 2:14-19

Dealing with False Teachers

2:14 Remind people 1  of these things and solemnly charge them 2  before the Lord 3  not to wrangle over words. This is of no benefit; it just brings ruin on those who listen. 4  2:15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. 5  2:16 But avoid profane chatter, 6  because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness, 7  2:17 and their message will spread its infection 8  like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are in this group. 9  2:18 They have strayed from the truth 10  by saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are undermining some people’s faith. 2:19 However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” 11  and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord 12  must turn away from evil.”

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