“THESE LAST DAYS”? – Part 1

 

2 Timothy 3:1  “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be …

 

 

 

  • lovers of self,
  • lovers of money,
  • boastful,
  • arrogant,
  • revilers,
  • disobedient to parents,
  • ungrateful,
  • unholy,
  • 3 unloving,
  • irreconcilable,
  • malicious gossips,
  • without self-control,
  • brutal,
  • haters of good,
  • 4 treacherous,
  • reckless,
  • conceited,
  • lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
  • 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power;  Avoid such men as these.”

You don’t have to look very hard or very far to see that these verses from 2 Timothy describe much of society today.  But, it is nothing new.  Since these verses were written in the first century AD, these problems of character and behavior existed then as well as now.

Sadly, many of the people “in church” can be described this very way.  But, again, this was written to the people in the church in the first century AD, so again, the problem has been ongoing.

People who hold these view and demonstrate these character qualities always have a reasons for their behavior and they truly don’t see a problem, so they rarely see the need to correct their thinking or behavior.  This is why we see Jesus and the Apostles teaching on these matters – to correct people’s thinking, attitudes and behaviors.

More to the point, however, this is a description of THE LAST DAYS and it has been ongoing since AD 1.  Jesus and His disciples taught that THE LAST DAYS were underway in AD 1.

Now, disturbingly, in 2020, even some of our medical professionals are advocating for a more progressive or liberal and accepting view of these behaviors.

THE LAST DAYS

Take a close look at these words of Jesus and the Apostles Paul and Peter as they spoke of THE LAST DAYS or the LAST TIMES.

The words, when referring to THE LAST DAYS, THE LAST TIMES, THE END, which were spoken by Jesus, Paul and Peter, in the Greek language they were written, literally mean

  • “an age” or
  • “last in a series of places” and
  • “last in a temporal succession of time”.

It is important to know that these LAST DAYS are not a sudden cessation of time.  Instead, they are an age or an era leading to and END OF TIME and ultimately to the end of the heavens and the earth.

Go to “WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME?” here PART -2

 

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Michael Young, Sr.

I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a business man, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few small books and I have a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. Write me at any time and let's become friends.

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