2 Timothy 3
Scofield Reference Notes
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
[1] 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 1Jn 4:1-3 Phil 3:18 2Pet 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 2Tim 2:25,26 both of which may consist with true faith. The apostate is perfectly described in 2Tim 4:3,4. Apostates depart from the faith, but not from the outward profession of Christianity 2Tim 3:5. Apostate teachers are described in 2Tim 4:3 2Pet 2:1-19 Jude 1:4,8,11-13,16.

Apostasy in the church, as in Israel Isa 1:5,6 5:5-7 is irremediable, and awaits judgment 2Th 2:10-12 2Pet 2:17,21 Jude 1:11-15 Rev 3:14-16.

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.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Margin sins

Sin. See Scofield Note: "Rom 3:23".

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
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.
Margin salvation

See Scofield Note: "Rom 1:16".

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

See Scofield Note: "1Jn 3:7".

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

complete. See Scofield Note: "Mt 5:48".

Scofield Reference Notes by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield [1917]

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