Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit.
And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
Please open your hearts to us. We have not done wrong to anyone, nor led anyone astray, nor taken advantage of anyone.
I’m not saying this to condemn you. I said before that you are in our hearts, and we live or die together with you.
I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy
despite all our troubles.