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2 Peter 2:20-21

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 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the latter is worse for them than the beginning. [This verse alone destroys the myth of "once saved, always saved."]

 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy command delivered to them. [Peter speaks of those who have "known the way of righteousness:" that is they had advanced far enough to be guided by the Lord in everything to do and each and every word to speak; however, they failed to follow the Lord's orders, (they turned from the holy command given to them), and went back into the pleasures and lusts of the world, which overcame them. They failed to endure, and it would be better for them if they had never begun the journey to God.]

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