2 Timothy: Intolerance

  1. "If we deny him [Jesus], he will deny us." Fair is fair! 2:12
  2. Shun non-believers and other profane babblers. 2:16
  3. Hymenaeus and Philetus are condemned for disagreeing with "Paul" about the timing of the resurrection. (See 1 Tim 1:20 and 2 Tim 4:14-15) 2:17-18
  4. "The Lord knoweth them that are his." This verse was used by the Catholic Church during the inquisition to justify killing those suspected of heresy. (Kill them all, for `the Lord knows them that are His'." ) 2:19
  5. God will "reward" Alexander for the "blasphemy" of disagreeing with "Paul". (See 1 Tim 1:20 and 2 Tim 2:16-18) 4:14