2 Timothy 3:1 reveals dark spirit trends of this age to be guarded against: “… men will be...
in love with their selves,*
hinderers of others success,*
un-reconciled to parents,(and adults in general)
showing zero appreciation,*
diametrically opposed to-what is right,
diametrically opposed to-social normality,
abject unwillingness to sacrifice,*
diabolic slanderers, *
way out of control mentally and emotionally,*
brutal in speech and action,*
opposed to anything of true healing excellence,*
18. puffed up with pride,*
19. filthy sex mongers instead of lovers of God…” (paraphrase mine)
- I’ve seen these in the news.
Mat 24:12 And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Some current events that turn our heads:
“New York City … fathers propose to eliminate school programs for gifted students out of a concern for diversity and inclusion.” (success inhibitors)?
“J.B. recently revoked his long-held support for the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortions…. (prideful turncoat?)
“…hysterical anti-vaccine fanatics. — CNN tells us, “Four European countries have lost their measles-free status as the region suffers a significant setback in eliminating the disease, according to the World Health Organization. (opposed to anything of healing excellence?)
“…a negative press barrage unprecedented in U.S. history.” (slanderers?)
“wealthy parents paid an admissions consultant to bribe coaches and test administrators to help their children get into prestigious colleges.” (deceitful self-lovers?) all quotes found in… | Newsmax.com
These are the mild cases.
Now some facts about the disaster of 9/11/01. when the Twin Towers collapsed.
- The number of children who lost a parent in the events of 9/11 was 3,051.
- … the official death count for 9/11 was raised by one to 2,753. New York’s Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Jerry Borg, an accountant and part-time actor, had died in late 2010 from a lung disease caused by inhaling dust close to the World Trade Center.
- total cost of cleanup: $750 million.
- As of 2015, the number of Ground Zero responders and others afflicted with 9/11-linked cancers has hit 3,700.
- The total value of art lost exceeded $100 million.
These are a few of the facts that didn’t seem to be politically twisted. Most internet reports spin the historic event toward political advantage. (opposed to the rule of right?). Are we worn out yet?
A frog fell in a vat of water and could’t escape. The water was then heated slowly. Because of the frog’s adaptability, the poor creature had no idea he was being boiled alive. DUH! Matthew 24 reveals words of Jesus’ disciples:
“Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of
the end of the world?
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
- also known as The King of Kings, The Lord of Lords, Jesus. …in Eshowe, South Africa. His new wife is a woman who now goes by the name Mother of the Whole World.
- also known as The Christ of Siberia.
- also known as Parent Rock of the World, Mr. Faithful, Mr. Word of God.
- Inri Cristo of Brazil has been traveling the world since the late 1970s, speaking and claiming he’s the reincarnation of Christ.
- Jesus Matayoshi instructs opponents to commit suicide and threatens hellfire. nationalgeographic
- Sun Myung Moon proclaimed himself the messiah and had a large congregation of followers in the Unification Church.
The list goes on and on. But do these facts prove anything? Perhaps to hint to us, as true frogs in a great hot cooker, it’s time to take notice.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7 —
16. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians. 2:17