1st Timothy 4-1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,giving heed to seducing spirits,and doctrines of devils. Now since I am of the preterist view of the latter times being in the NT and up until ad 70--I think it was talking about their times. But it can be applied to any time of some departing from THE FAITH. THE FAITH would be that of Yahshua the Christ. So some departing from Yahshua in that time or in any time--going unto doctrine of devils--the apostles said that after they went off the scene that false prophets would enter the Church and cause many false doctrines within. So where does the perseverance of the Saints relate unto this scripture? How has the doctrines of devils effected us today from the false prophets entering in after the Apostles time? Did those that fell away from THE FAITH get destroyed with the unbelievers ?