2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
:2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
Jer 42:1 Now all the captains of the forces, Johanan the son of Kareah, Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, from the least to the greatest, came near
:2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, “Please, let our petition be acceptable to you and pray for us to the Lord your God, for all this remnant (since we are left but a few of many, as you can see)
:3 that the Lord your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do.”
Matt 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
:14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Lk 1:68 “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people,
:69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,
:70 as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began,
:71 that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,
:72 to perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,
:73 the oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
:74 to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear,
:75 in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
:76”And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
:77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins,
:78 through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us:
:79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
Is 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it, “ whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
Prov 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.
Is 8:19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?
:20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
:21 They will pass through it hard pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
:22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
Are you in the way and on the way?
Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.
:9 But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
:23 And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way.
Acts 24:22 But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said,”When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case.”
2 Tim 3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perserverance,
Is 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Rom 2:21 You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?
:22 You who say, “Do not commit adultery, “ do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
:23 You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?
:24 For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” as it is written.
John 1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Jn 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
:20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Jn 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
:20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
1 Jn 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Jn 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
Jn 15:25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hate Me without a cause.”
Jn 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Lk 10:16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.
Ez 44:23 And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
:24 In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments. They shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed meetings, and they shall hallow My Sabbaths.
Ez 33:30 As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, 'Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the Lord.'
:31 So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
:32 Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.
Phil 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
:11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
1 Pet 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Rom 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be reveled in us.