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Faith Child, take note of these warnings and do not fall into the pit of unbelieving debaters who would have you fall from or doubt your faith, as would their master the devil. Instead, be careful to redeem the little time we have left for the spread of the gospel of love and peace through Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord.
2 Timothy 3 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Psalm 15 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. 4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
Romans 1 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
2 Peter 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.
Now, more than ever, we need to realize that the time is drawing close. Not only to the coming of Christ and catching away of the bride….as far as what we feel the rapture is…but to our own short lives. We need to dig deeper in to the Word of God and prove ourselves worthy, rather than being caught up in the things of the flesh. We need to be wise to the devil’s tricks. For it is his desire to dig a pit for us to fall in.