“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. II Timothy 3:1-9
People have been crying out “ The End is Near!” for decades, but this description of last days seems to describe now.
I am not saying tomorrow, nor that it can not get worse, but I do believe we are in those last days.
We are definitely closer today, than yesterday.
Lovers of ourselves. We have been indoctrinated to believe we must put ourselves first. Love everything about ourselves. We are not to accept any criticism nor give any. We demand everything to be our way, for me myself and I, because of the color of our skin and or our sexual desires. No one is to question their ‘inner self’ no matter how stupid it sounds. To love oneself above others, it is the goal. Be what makes YOU happy. . If YOU don’t work for you, change who you are, your body, your looks, your gender. Bruce Jenner has become a hero because he dresses like a girl. Today if you don’t like having 2 hands and think you should only have 1, then cut one off. And then you can love yourself. Society has a new name for each new ‘species’ of man, other than lunatics… Transgender, Homosexual, transracial , furries, paraphilic infantilism
Money,( Materials)we all want it. We all would love to have more. Without money we are poor, we are indigent, we are in need. Without enough money we are not as good as the rest. With money there is power. Money can buy everything one needs in this world. House, car, computers, phones, food, healthcare, Facebook friends, prestige. Money=worldliness. The world is mans oyster.
Boasters, proud, pretty much goes together. And what do you boast about, but that fabulous you and your money and the stuff you got with it. This world is so about the stuff. Every few months the next higher number phone that is just enough different, that EVERYONE, just knows you don’t or do have it. And who is at the top of the presidential polls? The most boastful proud arrogant money worshipping fool I have ever laid eyes on… Why????? Because Trump is idolized by those who identify with him.
Disobedient to parents. From the kid throwing a fit in the grocery store, to the college kids trashing hotels, to kids shooting and killing their classmates… I do wonder though, is the fact that parents do not discipline their kids or demand obedience factor in this?
This list is getting tedious.
- without self-control,
- despiser of good,
- lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
- having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Or is it just getting a bit too convicting? The unthankful, headstrong, without self control, does make me pause.
Is it that we all have acted with the ‘least’ of these evils that we turn away from, that gives us the idea we should accept more debased and their evils? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God… so we figure we have no right to judge ?
It is because we have not ‘turned away from these i who are the worse of the worse, they have creeped in. They have convinced the ‘lovers of God, we are , prejudice, homophobes, radical, intolerant, for not agreeing with them, accepting them for who they make themselves to be. The godless ridicule and persecute the conservative, and more so the Christian, for our knowing the truth… and their ignorance.
Perilous times are here. Don’t be led astray always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. For without the truth you will perish with ‘them’ for eternity.