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Perilous Times
by Edward Davis
06/27/14
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2 Timothy 3

3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

Greetings my brothers and sisters in the name of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ:

You have heard the old saying that," These are the best of times and the worst of times", the above text is depicting a time which is called the last days and perilous times. What is interesting regarding this time, is the behavior of the people which the scripture text declares," 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. (2 Timothy 3:2-5). Consider this, if you were on your death bed and living out your last days on this earth what would be your mindset, your focus and your priorities? In comparison, that is what living in the last days is like however; the scripture text depicts a people whose mindset, focus and priorities are rather selfish and self serving in regards to the time that they have left to live and make a difference on the earth.

Notice the warning in verse 5," And from such people turn away!" Do you exemplify any of these characteristics or know anyone who does? The bible declares repent or perish, it is not the will of God that any man should perish but that they would repent (which simply means change your mindset, your focus and your priorities) and have everlasting life which has been provided by the grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ death on the cross, his burial and resurrection from the grave. The last days are not a time which is to come but the last days are now, we are living in perilous times and in verse 7 it declares," 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" which is referring to those False teachers who make captive those who are loaded down with the guilt of sin and lead away by various lusts. The captives are people who are always in religious settings studying but never able to come to the truth regarding God's grace which in this particular scripture context the captives are specifically referring to the women read 2 Timothy 3 verse 6. These are perilous times.

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