Spiritual Contract

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In law, a contract (or informally known as an agreement in some jurisdictions) is an agreement having a lawful object entered into voluntarily by two or more parties, each of whom intends to create one or more legal obligations between them.

A Spiritual Contract is an agreement[1] with a spiritual jurisdiction by two or more parties which creates a binding obligation between them.

More than 20 years ago we published a book called the The Covenants of the gods.

Many people read it and thought we were saying that there is something bad about making agreements or that you are in bondage because you make contracts with systems of the World. That is not true.

You are in bondage because you have chosen to eat of the tree of knowledge, are slothful in the ways of God, and covetous of your neighbor's goods being greedy for gain. You have had a wantonness heart and in the secret chambers of that heart you rejected God and made spiritual contracts with the forces of evil.

The physical contracts you have made are the result of those spiritual contracts made in your heart and there is no freedom until you can sever the bonds of those self-serving spiritual contracts with the ways of evil.

The contracts spoken of in the book are evidence of the spiritual contracts.

Unfortunately people read the book and imagine that if they dishonor the contracts of their fathers, or unfriend the unrighteous mammon, or stop paying their "tale of bricks" to the masters of the world, or beat the devil at a game of legal chess that they will through their own deeds and actions be set free.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Over and over again in the book we point to the spiritual nature of these contracts but people want to think that spiritually they are okay. That it is just the contract that binds them. Modern religion offers the people salvation by thinking thoughts and feeling feelings.

The Holy Spirit is not a feeling.

The Holy Spirit holds and brings the power of creation. Without the Holy Spirit we will create a world of bondage ruled by thousands and millions of little tyrants who are biting one another until the people are devoured.

Unless there is spiritual repentance there will be no freedom from the physical contracts.

Instead of trying to cover up or hide from the evidence of their bondage people should be seeking that Spiritual Contracts with God by coming into agreement with the way, the truth and the life.[2]

If you will not face the truth about yourself before the courts of heaven you will be at the mercy of the armies of the wicked who are not merciful. Evil does not want you to see your error and face your sin for your sloth gives him power and binds the hands of God from helping you. Mt 20:15 "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?"

If evil wants you to disobey God all he has to do is to get you to come out of agreement, to violate your spiritual agreement or contract or covenant with God. You do not actually have to do anything. You just start being slothful and you have broken your protection.

Evil will desire you to agree with sloth, avarice, and covetousness which is becomes your spiritual contract. To neglect the pious duty of Religion will draw you into agreement with the world covetous and controlling ways. The book The Covenants of the gods is just exposing the evidence of that agreement.

To counter the spiritual contracts with evil all you need to do is come back into agreement with God and the image he created you in. You must become diligent, sacrificing and generous. The Fruit of the heart filled with love of The Way of Christ would be the evidence of a Spiritual Contract with God.

The exhibition of spiritual fruits would give evidence of a Daily ministration through Sacrifice and Fervent Charity.

Books like Thy Kingdom Comes are trying to show the history of a Spiritual Contract with God and with men and how the results have varied. The book The Free Church Report shows you how the Church may operate in the world but not of the world to maintain an entrance to the kingdom. That is a spiritual entrance. By seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, setting the table of the Lord, forgiving and giving in love we begin the process of making a Spiritual Contract with God instead of men.

Coming into agreement with The Way of Christ will set you free. Trying to set yourself free by denying the words of your fathers will bind you.

From the Book

Below are excerpts from the book The Covenants of the gods.

Peace be on your house.

"The Covenants of the gods attempts to explore and answer an ancient question that has plagued man’s relationship with God and other men from the dawn of time."
"Cecil B. DeMille asked that question at the beginning of his 1956 movie, The Ten Commandments:"
  • “Are men the property of the state? Or are they free souls under God?

This same battle continues throughout the world today.”

God gave man dominion but “If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants [are] wicked.” (Pr 29:12)
"In a unique and controversial blend of law, history and the Bible, this book deals with the contractual nature of man’s relationship with the God of heaven and the “gods many” of the “world”. Chapter by chapter, written and compiled over many years, it examines the conversion and garnishment of rights that result from application and participation, contracts and agreements, sloth and avarice."
"The religious will say it is too political, and the politically-minded will say it is too religious. The simple will say it is too complex and the technically minded will say it is too simplistic."
"If lies are the bricks that build our personal prisons, then pride is the mortar that seals us into our own spiritual dungeon. As the mysterious truths of the prophets are revealed in the apocalyptic destruction of the fallacious facades of misunderstood vocabulary, Mystery Babylon, and the secret teachings of Jesus the Christ are revealed in the humble search for truth."
  • “And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” (Luke 8:10)
"Man’s preconceived perceptions of the meaning of words have formed a monstrously deceitful canard that distracts and blinds us to the realities laid out before us everyday. Yet, the undeniable truth is always there for discovery by the sincere applicant for understanding. To find your way through the precontracted mizmaze of legal palaver and historical prevarication, you must leave behind hubristic impressions and the mendacious delusions of a self-indulgent world."
"We must unlearn and learn the meaning of new words and old. We must tear down the strongholds of our own imagination built up by the deceptions of a thousand years of lies. We must see as little children, looking at all things anew."
  • “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.”
"New meaning will be brought to old commandments when old minds are made anew. Our prayer is that The Covenants of the gods may bring all souls to a true understanding of the fullness of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God at hand."
  • “For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.” (Heb 8: 10,11)

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"Mankind was created as a physical and spiritual creature under the benevolent authority of God. God, looking upon mankind as His children, created in His own image, placed man upon the earth and gave him dominion over that earth and the creatures in it. Man, in turn, denied the authority of God and turned from Him, serving himself as a god. This turning of man was the beginning of his conversion through what can be called sin and the effect of that sin was the conversion of the world over which he had dominion, as well as himself. The very nature of man was changed by his exclusion of God."
  • “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)

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  • “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:24, 27)
"Moses’ faith and trust in God separated him from other men who chose to trust in men and their governments. Moses set aside all the benefits, luxuries, and riches of the kingdoms of men, choosing rather to serve the LORD God in the desert. His trust extended beyond a mere spiritual trust and allegiance, but it also required that he come out of Egypt and serve his LORD God, Ruler and Sovereign."
  • “[It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.” (Ps.118:8,9)

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  • “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

What do you hope[3] for? In what do you desire and have confidence ? In and upon what, in your heart, do you trust and rely?

"In every day life, people trust in many things. They trust in the tires and brakes of their vehicles as they speed down life’s highways. They trust in doctors and lawyers, plastic packaging, and elevator cables. They rely on these things and they have hope that they will not fail. They deposit their savings and the fruits of their labor in banks and the stock markets. They trust in the military might of the nation, the local police or the revolver they keep in the night stand by their bed. Should they not rather trust, believe, and have faith in the LORD God?"
"That is not to say that any of those things are bad or evil in themselves, but, if they deplete or distract or seduce us in the smallest way from God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, then there is danger. If we tremble at their loss, then our faith in God comes into question. If we compromise God-given rights and responsibilities in exchange for the benefits and comforts of men, we sin."
  • “Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:29,31)
"Do we look to Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit or have we, like the Israelite, turned to kings, governments, and foreign, alien customs to bring a false sense of security to our minds and our lives?"

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  • “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,[4] and the sin which doth so easily beset[5] [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1, 2)
"Any time we are looking to, appealing to, or trusting in other things rather than Jesus and His way, it can become an occasion of sin. We must always seek to know the will of God, to do and serve the will of God, and to follow the way of God, through Jesus. If we remain steadfast in true faith in Him who made us, then why would we seek to serve others and do their will and serve their desires and ambitions and trust in them?"
  • “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36)
"Should we not believe in both word and deed? Jesus established the Kingdom of God on earth, but we must seek it by doing the will of God."
"Are we to stay separate from the world and loyal to the LORD spiritually and physically?"

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"Do not be a participant in the unclean salvation with its wantonness, denying the Lord God, but seek out the LORD and be a part of His body under the Lord Jesus Christ, lest you be destroyed with those that believe not. Stand fast in the faith of the Lord Jesus, Yahshua, the Christ, our King whose kingdom was not of this world.[6] Should a church be incorporated by the State?"
  • “Incorporate. To create a corporation; to confer a corporate franchise upon determinate persons.”[7]
"Isn’t the Church already created by Jesus Christ, according to the legal definition of a church? If Jesus was a king and He established his church under that one form of government with His doctrines and ordinances, then his church is already incorporated as His corporate franchise upon the earth."
  • “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” (Ro 12:4, 5)
  • “Corporation (Latin corpus, a body). An artificial being created by law and composed of individuals who subsist as a body politic under a special denomination.”[8]
  • “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.. But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.” (1 Co 2:12, 20)
  • “Corporation. An Artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An association of persons created by statute as a legal entity.”[9]
"A corporation is a legal entity created by a state."
  • “Establish …To found, to create, to regulate.”[10] “Legal… Created by law.”[11]
"A corporation is an entity of the state and its statutes."
  • “Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7)
  • “Corporation. All corporation, of whatever kind, are molded and controlled, both as to what they may do and the manner in which they may do it, by their charters or acts of incorporation, which to them are the laws of their being, which they can neither dispense with nor alter.”[12]
  • “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed , he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” (Romans 9:20)
  • “Charter. An instrument emanating from the sovereign power, in the nature of a grant, either to the whole nation, or to a class or portion of the people, to a corporation, or to a colony or a dependency, assuring them of certain rights, liberties, or powers… is granted by the sovereign…”[13]
  • “All scripture [is] given by inspiration[14] of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, it], Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” (Romans 9:20, 21)

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This chapter does not say that corporations are bad. It is saying that the Church should not incorporate to the State because if it does it is no longer the corporation of God.

The People are already persons and if they are to be free they must come into agreement with Christ and do what he said to do by changing their ways.

"Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, has won for us the opportunity to be grafted into the Kingdom of God, established by Him on earth, which was, and is still at hand, by the grace of the princely Lamb, who overcame the beast of man’s ordered world of Satan, the adversary. Now, we can find salvation in His princely station and appointment. Again, we can be grafted to the Tree of Life with our status as His subject. As we repent from the vanity of the knowledge of good and evil and return like obedient servants to do our Father’s will, He embraces us as His true children that were lost and now are found."
"'We must forgive the vanity, judgment, and transgressions of others against ourselves, so that we may be forgiven of our personal iniquity, arrogance, and pride. In our humility, we will be led back to the ways of Him Who created us. All but a few have been deceived and even they would have been lost, except by the grace of the Most High." [15]
  • “‘Church’ and ‘Congregation’. A church consists of those who are communicants, have made a public profession of religion and are united by a religious bond of common spiritual welfare. It is the spiritual body, not the legal one. But a religious society or congregation, under the statute, is a voluntary association of persons, generally but not necessarily in connection with a church proper, united for the purpose of having a common place of worship and to provide a proper teacher to instruct them in doctrines and duties, etc.”[16]
"Pure religion[17] is the gathering together in the name of Christ for the purposes of caring for one another in love “unspotted by the world”. How to make a “public profession” of that unspotted religion? There are many ideas that have crept into the thinking of the modern Church that needs to be brought to light so that we may seek the kingdom and the righteousness of God."

Shall we awake?

"Are we to sleep forever? Is there a time to awake?[18]
"What time is it?"[19]
"All have not chosen for a season to live in the comforts of this strong delusion, but have rejected such false security to seek in the obedience to the Father, in order that the grace and inheritance promised of ancient times might be manifest upon God’s earth.[20]
  • “... Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Eph 5:14)
"Should we on awakening, continue to participate and remain in a covenant of iniquity?"
"Should we not seek a better way though we may have to make bricks without straw and glean in the fields at night like Israel in the land of Egypt?"
"Should we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and set His table for all to eat?"

These words from the book and from the Bible are not telling you to make bricks without clay or tools but that you can still use the tools you have at your disposal to meet your obligation to the Pharaoh and Caesar of the world while you start coming into agreement with Christ.

Many have tried to run out ahead of the Lord and save themselves by not using the tools in the world. but we are told in Romans 12:11 "Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"

God has given men talent and skills to produce for their society and they may profit by their labor. Every man should strive to produce as much as he can but not to horde for his own selfish ends so that he will have more to share with others in true need.

  • "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute." Proverbs 12:24

Be ye diligent in all things[21] but start coming into agreement with the Spirit of God.

  • "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God." Romans 8:27

The reason people are in bondage is not because they made contracts or their parents but because they have been slothful and they or their parents have indulged in Covetous Practices. They did not see their bondage coming because they had already rejected God in their hearts.

If people think they can save themselves by ignoring the truth of their bondage or denying the duty of that bondage they remain blind to that which brought them into bondage. Year after year people have imagined that they could set themselves free by electing this man or pursuing this economic strategy or legal gymnastics. But they go deeper into bondage and farther from liberty under God. Saving yourself or setting yourself free without addressing the spiritual contracts goes against the fundamentals of The Covenants of the gods and the Bible itself.

The idea that people can free themselves from the surety of their parents with paper work or by ignoring those obligations imposed by others through those contracts makes a mockery of repentance and is a real fiction legally, biblically and spiritually.

The only way to be saved is to Repent and go The Way of Christ. People need to understand they are starting from a state of bondage. They must meet their obligations, pay their "tale of bricks", pay Caesar what is Caesar's, be friends of the unrighteous Mammon. God does not expect you to do that without tools of the world.

It is the love and charity found in true repentance that will bring the blessings and protection of God. All who repent must strive to provide the benefits of a righteous society according to the Spirit of Christ through Faith, Hope, and Charity and the Perfect law of liberty..

We were told "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1

We did not do that.

Our parents did not do that.

What we and our parents and grand parents did was listen to great swelling [words] of vanity[22] and wanted benefits at the expense of our neighbors. We went to their schools, ate at their tables with great appetite, became a surety for debt and and because of our Covetous Practices we became [Merchandise|merchandise]].

So we are again entangled therein and the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.[23]

So if it is worse now... how do we undo it on our own? ... How do you save yourself..? with some paper work or hiding or personal claims.

You cannot save yourself.

But you need saving.

Let us not pretend otherwise.

You have to come in the name of Christ.

You have to come to save others.

The Israelite people laid everything on the line for each other.

The Christians faced death all the time and poured out offerings and prospered in the face of very hard times.

We have not seen hard times but they are coming and will be worse than during plagues and famines.

Are you ready?

We are saved by grace. But there is no grace if we only love those who love us.

Until people are actually taking care of all the social welfare of every family including all the elderly, their parents and grandparents, the sick, injured and infirm all unspotted by the world in Pure Religion no one should be free.

The slothful should be under tribute and until the people learn to eat of Christ's blood and flesh alone then they will not be saved...

Not eating at the table of the world is not enough... you must set the table of the Lord and love the opportunity of doing so with thanksgiving.

This is why Christ said these words:

John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 ¶ Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

This is not about wafers of bread and cups of wine but it is about the sacrificial way of Christ who laid down his life for others.

Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day... This is an hard saying; who can hear it?... It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:

Peace on your house,

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  1. Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
    Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
    Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
  2. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  3. Hope. a desire… a confidence… a trust; reliance. Webster’s Dictionary.
  4. Strong’s No. 3591 ogkos probably from the same as 43; - weight (1) 1) whatever is prominent, protuberance, bulk, mass, hence a burden, weight, encumbrance
    Strong’s No.43 agkalefrom agkos(a bend, “ache”); - arm (1) 1)the curve or inner angle of the arm,the bent arm 2)anything closely enfolding,as the arms of the sea, etc.
  5. Strong’s No. 2139 euperistatos; adj AV - which doth so easily beset (1) 1) skilfully, surrounding i.e. besetting
  6. Strong’s No. 2889 kosmos {kos’-mos}“an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government.” from komizo“to care for, take care of, provide for” or “carry off what is one’s own,” Bible and Concordance. Woodside B. F.
  7. Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 946.
  8. Bouvier’s Law Dictionary
  9. Black’s Law Dictionary 6th ed.
  10. Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 681.
  11. Black’s Law Dictionary 3rd ed. Page 1085..
  12. Bovier’s Law Dictionary.
  13. Black’s Law Dictionary 6th ed.
  14. Strong’s No. 2315 theopneustos {theh-op’-nyoo-stos} from 2316 and a presumed derivative of 4154 [=pneo {pneh’-o} a primary word 1) to breathe, to blow..]; adj AV - given by inspiration of God …
  15. “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22)
  16. No. 89-1281 Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, Waushara County v. Graf, 157 Wis. 2d 539; 461 N.W.2d 143; 1990
  17. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit1 the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27
  18. “And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Ro 13:11)
  19. “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame” (1Co 15:34)
  20. “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.... What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day." And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway....” (Romans 11:1, 10)
  21. 2 Peter 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 ¶ Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
  22. "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." 2 Peter 2:18
  23. 2 Peter 2:20 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.