Today you should read: 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Here, the apostle Paul describes a picture of what our world will look like in the end times. Whether you believe we are living in the end times right now like almost every generation of Christians before us believed during their “end times” or you believe that since Christ has ascended we have been living in an extended age of “end times” we do see many of these difficulties and types of sinful people around us today. From the narcissists, greedy, proud, cocky, abusive, disrespectful, unappreciative, sinful, hedonistic people around us, we know there are many who are being deceived by Satan. The scary part is that these characteristics describe their heart as many will give a form of godliness or maybe say all the right things to pander or politicize Christians, but as verse 5 says, deny God’s true power in the Gospel.
These people are wolves in sheep’s clothing. In fact, they intentionally act and say certain things to manipulate those who are in the church, from Christian singles hoping for a Christian spouse and family (v. 6-7). And like those who opposed Moses and the truth of God that he represented, these people in the end times will oppose God’s truth and God will expose the darkness of their hearts and intentions by his light to all around them. As we’ll get to in the next few days, later in this chapter, God does this through His Word.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor
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