I wanted to share a text Matthew 19, where the Pharisees, who were badgering Jesus about marriage and divorce, got the following answer straight [no pun intended] from the mouth of Jesus!
Jesus asked the legalistic Pharisees and the gawking crowd, "Haven’t you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh—no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.”
I also offer this long list os Scripture to support that God intended for men to be men and women to be women! Anything else is against His plan for creation and where the word abmonation comes from whe Paull addresses the subject in Romans 1:16-32.
Deuteronomy 22:5 ESV - “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV - Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
Leviticus 20:13 ESV - If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
1 Timothy 1:9-11 ESV - Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
1 Timothy 1:10 ESV - The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV - Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Colossians 3:5 ESV - Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Leviticus 18:22 ESV - You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Romans 1:26 ESV - For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
Ezekiel 16:49 ESV - Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV - Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Romans 1:26-27 ESV - For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Genesis 19:1-38 ESV - The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ...
1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV - But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Corinthians 6:1-20 ESV - When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, ...
John 15:12 ESV - “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 3:16-17 ESV - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Romans 2:1 ESV - Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
Deuteronomy 13:13-18 ESV - That certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you, you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. It shall be a heap forever. It shall not be built again. None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers, ...
1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV - Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Matthew 11:23-24 ESV - And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”
Luke 17:28-29 ESV - Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—
Genesis 19:5 ESV [Where the gay men of Sodom craved the Male angelic figures that came to visit and warn Lot of God's impending wrath upon the city] - And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.”
God can not lie! The Bible does not lie! Yet the following verses show clearly why Satan is called the FATHER of Lies!
John 8:44 ESV - You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV - And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Revelation 21:8 ESV - But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
John 14:6 ESV - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
2 John 1:9 ESV - Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
John 8:31-59 ESV - So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. ...
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV - All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
John 12:31 ESV - Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
Luke 10:18 ESV - And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
2 John 1:11 ESV - For whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.
2 John 1:10 ESV - If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,
Ephesians 2:2 ESV - In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
John 8:24 ESV - I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
Psalm 91:11 ESV - For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
2 Corinthians 10:8 ESV - For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed.
2 Corinthians 10:6 ESV - Being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV - We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:4 ESV - For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Acts 2:38 ESV - And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
John 8:58 ESV - Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
John 8:48 ESV - The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
John 8:1-59 ESV - But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” ...
Revelation 22:18-19 ESV - I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Revelation 21:27 ESV - But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 20:12 ESV - And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
Revelation 20:2 ESV - And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
Revelation 17:15 ESV - And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.
Revelation 12:17 ESV - Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Revelation 12:9 ESV - And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Revelation 12:7 ESV - Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
Revelation 12:4 ESV - His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.
Revelation 6:16 ESV - Calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
Revelation 4:1 ESV - After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
Revelation 1:1 ESV - The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Jude 1:9 ESV - But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
1 John 2:22 ESV - Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:16 ESV - For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
1 Peter 1:25 ESV - But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
Hebrews 11:1 ESV - Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 9:27 ESV - And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Hebrews 4:12 ESV - For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Titus 2:14 ESV - Who gave hims- lf for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
2 Timothy 2:26 ESV - And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 1:2 ESV - To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Thessalonians 2:10 ESV - And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 ESV - And to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels
Colossians 2:18 ESV - Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
Colossians 1:12 ESV - Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Colossians 1:1-29 ESV - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...
Ephesians 4:5 ESV - One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Ephesians 2:9 ESV - Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:1 ESV - And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV - So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.
2 Corinthians 11:16 ESV - I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:15 ESV - So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
2 Corinthians 10:16 ESV - So that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence.
2 Corinthians 10:3 ESV - For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 9:2 ESV - For I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.
2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV - I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
2 Corinthians 6:17 ESV - Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
2 Corinthians 6:7 ESV - By truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;
2 Corinthians 6:3 ESV - We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
2 Corinthians 6:2 ESV - For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV - Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:18 ESV - All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV - Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV - In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 3:14 ESV - But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV - Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV - Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV - No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 9:25 ESV - Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV - Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
1 Corinthians 5:2 ESV - And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
1 Corinthians 1:20 ESV - Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
Romans 15:27 ESV - For they were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.
Romans 8:14 ESV - For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Romans 8:13 ESV - For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 7:4 ESV - Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
Romans 6:23 ESV - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:5 ESV - And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 3:25 ESV - Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Romans 3:23 ESV - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 1:18 ESV - For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
Romans 1:16 ESV - For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Acts 9:15 ESV - But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
Acts 2:22 ESV - “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—
Acts 2:14 ESV - But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
Acts 2:1-47 ESV - When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...
John 21:25 ESV - Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
John 8:28 ESV - So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
John 8:20 ESV - These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
John 8:11 ESV - She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]
John 8:2 ESV - Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
John 6:1-71 ESV - After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” ...
John 3:16 ESV - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:5 ESV - Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
John 3:3 ESV - Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 1:29 ESV - The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
John 1:17 ESV - For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 ESV - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:13 ESV - Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:12 ESV - But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Luke 21:38 ESV - And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.
Luke 14:26 ESV - “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 1:19 ESV - And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
Mark 1:13 ESV - And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
Matthew 28:19 ESV - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 25:41 ESV - “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Matthew 24:35 ESV - Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Matthew 5:8 ESV - “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matthew 4:17 ESV - From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:11 ESV - Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.
Psalm 119:105 ESV - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV - You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
Numbers 1:1-54 ESV - The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head. From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company. And there shall be with you a man from each tribe, each man being the head of the house of his fathers. And these are the names of the men who shall assist you. From Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; ...
Exodus 20:16 ESV - “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Genesis 1:1 ESV - In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Revelation 22:19 ESV - And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Jude 1:6 ESV - And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
1 John 2:18 ESV - Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
Hebrews 2:9 ESV - But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
John 16:7 ESV - Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.