My dear friends, remember the warning you were given by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18
They told you that near the end of time, selfish and godless people would start making fun of God. 19
And now these people are already making you turn against each other. They think only about this life, and they don't have God's Spirit. 20
Dear friends, keep building on the foundation of your most holy faith, as the Holy Spirit helps you to pray. 21
And keep in step with God's love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind he is by giving you eternal life. 22
Be helpful to all who may have doubts. 23
Rescue any who need to be saved, as you would rescue someone from a fire. Then with fear in your own hearts, have mercy on everyone who needs it. But hate even the clothes of those who have been made dirty by their filthy deeds.
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.