I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,
through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.
But know this: difficult times will come in the last days.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,
traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
First, be aware of this: scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, following their own lusts,
These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.
[For the choir director. Davidic.] The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.