Part 5 Signs of The End
2 Timothy 3:1-3 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,slanders, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good.
Again there was a time when many of the world’s best and brightest believed that human beings were capable of perfecting themselves through their own efforts. They thought that humans could, through education, science, and higher reason, make themselves good. Sadly, the atrocities of our century and the rapid moral degeneration we see around us show just how wrong these men were and just how right the bible is…again! 😁 Let’s look around at the world today. Who was right about the human moral condition…the bible or the “great” human thinkers who thought that people could perfect themselves through their own efforts?
Even the most calloused people can’t help, at times, but be horrified about the moral state of huminty. Just when you think that people can’t stoop any lower, what happens? You read about some even more unbelievably degenerate, immoral act.
And the text above in 2 Timothy describes the evil to prevail in the world in the end times very well, it includes more then moral degeneracy. It also foresees today’s sectarian and ethnic violence, corporate greed, a bias against Bible morality, political corruption, child and spouse abuse, and so much more.
What us one reason the Bible says that there is so much evil in the world?
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, Who can know It?
In Noahs day, chronic moral decay led to global destruction from a flood. In lot’s time, the perverted depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah led to the annihilation of these cities by fire from heaven.
What doesn’t he Bible say the world will be like in the last days before Christ returns?
Luke 17:28-30 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate they drank, they bought, they sold, they built, but on the day Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
The current immoral generation, with its obsession with sex, violence, and greed, is plain and positive fulfillment of God’s word. Nothing short of the coming of the Lord will stem the tide of evil now engulfing the world. Without question,the Bible was again right on target with the sign of the end.