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There is nothing worse than knowing the right way and rejecting it.

BibleGateway: 2 Peter 2:18-22

ESV Text: 2 Peter 2:18-22

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:46 and ends at about 3:52

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18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 604:
Great God, What Do I See and Hear?

— Organ Audio

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1. Great God, what do I see and hear? 
The end of things created; 
The Judge of mankind doth appear 
On clouds of glory seated. 
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before: 
Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 

2. The dead in Christ shall first arise 
At that last trumpet’s sounding, 
Caught up to meet Him in the skies, 
With joy their Lord surrounding. 
No gloomy fears their souls dismay; 
His presence sheds eternal day 
On those prepared to meet Him. 

3. But sinners, filled with guilty fears, 
Behold His wrath prevailing, 
For they shall rise and find their tears 
And sighs are unavailing; 
The day of grace is past and gone; 
They trembling stand before his throne, 
All unprepared to meet Him. 

4. O Christ, who diedst and yet dost live, 
To me impart Thy merit; 
My pardon seal, my sins forgive, 
And cleanse me by Thy Spirit. 
Beneath Thy cross I view the day 
When heav’n and earth shall pass away, 
And thus prepare to meet Thee.