S = Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-7 [GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)]
1You must understand this: In the last days there will be violent periods of time. 2People will be selfish and love money. They will brag, be arrogant, and use abusive language. They will curse their parents, show no gratitude, have no respect for what is holy, 3and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good. 4They will be traitors. They will be reckless and conceited. They will love pleasure rather than God. 5They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.
6Some of these men go into homes and mislead weak-minded women who are burdened with sins and led by all kinds of desires. 7These women are always studying but are never able to recognize the truth.
E = Explanation:
One of the ways we can know we are near to the end is that there will be more than the usual self focus, more than the usual love of money, and more than the usual amount of rudeness in the world. Respect for parents and respect in general will be nonexistent. Love of everything that God has said is evil will be far more prevalent than it is normally. When all of this gets so bad that it is noticeably worse than it has been throughout history the end is near.
The worst part of all of this is that it will not just be those who do not believe. There will be those that seem to be believers that will have all of these problems at such terrible levels and will mislead others to follow their examples.
A = Application:
I will continue to look for some who have been in teaching, imparting, mentoring, and leadership roles who may be the ones spoken of as misleading others here to make sure I am not being influenced or misled as described here.
- 02 In the School of Christ (sabbathsermons.com)