2 Timothy 3

Chapter 3

3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

know

Apostasy, Summary: Apostasy, "falling away," is the act of professed Christians who deliberately reject revealed truth

(1) as to the deity of Jesus Christ, and

(2) redemption through His atoning and redeeming sacrifice 1 John 4:1-3 ; Philippians 3:18 ; 2 Peter 2:1 . Apostasy differs from error concerning truth, which may be the result of ignorance Acts 19:1-6 or heresy, which may be due to the sphere of Satan 2 Timothy 2:25 2 Timothy 2:26 both of which may consist with true faith. The apostate is perfectly described in 2 Timothy 4:3 2 Timothy 4:4 . Apostates depart from the faith, but not from the outward profession of Christianity 2 Timothy 3:5 . Apostate teachers are described in ; 2 Timothy 4:3 ; 2 Peter 2:1-19 ; Jude 1:4 Jude 1:8 Jude 1:11-13 Jude 1:16 .

Apostasy in the church, as in Israel Isaiah 1:5 Isaiah 1:6 ; 5:5-7 is irremediable, and awaits judgment ; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 ; 2 Peter 2:17 2 Peter 2:21 ; Jude 1:11-15 ; Revelation 3:14-16 .

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,

sins

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

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 Christ Jesus.

salvation

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

righteousness

(See Scofield "1 John 3:7") .

3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

perfect

complete. (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

Read 2 Timothy 3