“But hold fast what you have till I come“
But hold fast what you have
Jesus does not want us to let go of objective truth. False teachers want to wrench it from us. Jesus wants us to be true to what we have already, not to learn some new mystery of spirituality.
till I come
When Jesus comes, our conflict with evil will end.
Things tend to degenerate rather than regenerate.
There is a tendency to accept degrading moral standards. It is easy to go with the flow, especially if other Christians are doing it. The second law of thermodynamics says that something will degenerate if there is no outside force to spawn towards a constructive direction. Unless we allow God to intervene, we will devolve towards the standards around us rather than go against the flow. You must work to “hold fast” to “what you have.”