But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 1 Timothy 3:1
This is a simple but very powerful scripture, how would you describe the state of the world these days? Jesus described the days leading up to the tribulation as a women about to go into labor. Without Jesus it would be easy to feel hopeless, but thru him we have eternal life and know we have a better final destination.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God- 1 Timothy 3:2-4
Doesn’t this pretty much sum up society today? A society where taking selfies is a household chore, where money is the new God , where marriage is an old fashioned ritual while everyone lusts after each other, where society cares more about the latest pop star than Jesus Christ. To be blunt Society has gone to hell, and this is what happens when you remove God as your Father.
having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:5-7
False prophets and false religions will come out of the wood work, if you don’t believe me turn on TV and watch some of these “religious” channels, false prophets are a dime a dozen not looking to share the gospel of Christ but make a dime off there propaganda.
But Jesus told us we will know by the fruit they bear, while these preachers live in mansions, fly in private jets, and sell there latest book, the poor in there neighbor go hungry and homeless, don’t be deceived by the false gospel of false prophets.
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. 1 Timothy 3:8-9
Jesus is the truth, life, and the way, he was rejected because evil people hate truth. The world can’t indulge in there own lusts and pleasures if they accept the gospel, don’t conform to the ways of the world.
But eventually the wicked end up falling on there own sword, you have a choice either pleasure of sin for a season or eternal life for a lifetime, the choice is yours. These are the End Days but Christians will always have hope in Jesus Name Amen