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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

2 Timothy 3

Verse 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 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; Isaiah 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.

Verse 6

sins

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 15

salvation

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 16

righteousness

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 17

perfect

complete. (See Scofield " :-") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 Timothy 3". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/2-timothy-3.html. 1917.