(1) Teach them to be law
abiding citizens and ready to do good works.
(2) Don't bad mouth people, act like Gentlemen.
(3) We used to act the fool, rebel against authority, break the law,
and act hatefully one against the other.
(4) Then we saw Christ's example.
(5) He saved us, not by our good deeds, but by his mercy. He washed
away our sins and renewed us with his Holy Spirit.
(6) Which he gave us in abundance through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
(7) Being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to
the hope of eternal life.
(8) This is true. And you should remind yourself constantly. Show your
faith by constantly doing good works. These things will make you a
(9) Study the Bible but don't get into arguments about minor points.
Respect the other's opinion, otherwise all you are going to do is stir up
strife and waste your time.
(10) On the other hand, on the firm doctrines of the Christian faith
such as, for example, 'Is Jesus God?' Don't waste your time arguing the
point. Rebuke him once or twice, if he persists in his heresy, throw him
(11) Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself.
(12) I will send Artemas or Tychicus to go with you to Nicopolis. I am
staying there this Winter, I will meet you there.
(13) Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, and
help pay their expenses.
(14) And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses,
that they be not unfruitful.
(15) All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the
faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.