And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
I. A FALSE HOPE OF PIETY. There are many who deceive themselves with a spurious religion, and while they have a name to live, are dead.
II. PREMATURE DEPRAVITY. Though the principle of sin is inherent in every human bosom, it attains a more early and rank luxuriance in some cases than in others.
III. INVETERACY IN TRANSGRESSION. The almost invincible force of habit is a subject of universal remark.
IV. CONFIRMED BELIEF OF DESTRUCTIVE ERROR. The confidence which the votaries of error repose in its delusions is widely different in different persons. With some it is little more than a cherished wish that their system were true.
V. UNSANCTIFIED WORLDLY PROSPERITY.
VI. APATHY OF MIND UNDER DIVINE CHASTISEMENT.
VII. RETURN TO INSENSIBILITY after serious impressions.
VIII. AN IMPENITENT OLD AGE.
Parallel VersesKJV: And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.