2 Timothy 2:11-19 (NAB)
This saying is trustworthy:
If we have died with him
we shall also live with him;
if we persevere
we shall also reign with him.
But if we deny him
he will deny us.
If we are unfaithful
he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself.
Remind people of these things and charge them before God to stop disputing about words. This serves no useful purpose since it harms those who listen.
Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.
Avoid profane, idle talk, for such people will become more and more godless,
and their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
who have deviated from the truth by saying that [the] resurrection has already taken place and are upsetting the faith of some.
Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands, bearing this inscription, “The Lord knows those who are his”; and, “Let everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord avoid evil.”