“This know also, that in the [LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME]. For men shall be [LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES], covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [HAVING A FORM] of godliness, but [DENYING THE POWER] thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1–5).
“[THESE ARE MURMURERS, COMPLAINERS, WALKING AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS]; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
How that they told you there should be [MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME, WHO SHOULD WALK AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS].
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, [HAVING NOT THE SPIRIT].
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
[KEEP YOURSELVES IN THE LOVE OF GOD, LOOKING FOR THE MERCY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST UNTO ETERNAL LIFE]” (Jude 1:16-21).
JESUS says: “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the [WORKS THEREOF ARE EVIL]” (John 7:7).
“[FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM]: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. [ALL THESE ARE THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS].
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED]. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:7-14).
“[IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR]: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, that [HE WHO LOVETH GOD LOVE HIS BROTHER ALSO]” (1 John 5:20-21).
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
[BELOVED, IF GOD SO LOVED US, WE OUGHT ALSO TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER].
No man hath seen God at any time. [IF WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER, GOD DWELLETH IN US, AND HIS LOVE IS PERFECTED IN US]” (1 John 4:9-12).
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but [LOVE COVERETH ALL SINS]” (Proverbs 10:12).
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore [LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW]” (Romans 13:8-10)
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:14).