2 Peter 2:1-10 NAS
But false prophets also
arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among
you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the
Master who brought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
Many will follow their sensuality, because of them the way of the truth
will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with
false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their
destruction is not asleep.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell
and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment, and did not
spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness,
with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of ungodly; and if
He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing
them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly
lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed
by sensual conduct of unprincipled men ( for by what he saw and heard that
righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul
tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), then the
Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the
unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those
who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.