Perilous Times of Human Selfishness
by David J. Stewart | February 2017
2nd Timothy 3:1-5, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
This is one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture for Christians today. In these “perilous” times like these, it is encouraging to know that God said such times would come. God is all-wise and knowing, and He alone knows the way through the Wilderness—all I have to do is follow! Amen!
The King James Bible, as no other book can do, reveals the future. Bible prophecy is history written in advance. The Holy Bible foretells that in the final (or last) days, furious times shall come. The word “perilous” carries the idea of “reducing the strength, difficult, that is, dangerous.” And we are told why it will be “perilous times” ... BECAUSE MEN (HUMANS) WILL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES. That means people will become very selfish in the times before the Lord returns!
Today's selfish pastors don't care about the truth of God's Word. This Bible, that Bible, it doesn't matter! Some hypocritical pastor will argue, saying that he “doesn't support all the modern revisions.” But then put him on the spot, and ask him, “Which Bible's have been corrupted by Satan?” “Which one's should we avoid?” Today's pastors are selfish, lovers of their own selves. All that really matters to them, if they were to be totally honest, is their next salary paycheck! Truly, the love (desire) of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). Many of today's shameful pastors live like millionaires.
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”
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