Godlessness in the Last Days2 Timothy 3 Godlessness in the Last Days
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. People are born with a sinful nature and are as sheep gone astray from God. We have read Paul’s letter to Timothy warning of the last days.
Today is not much different from Noah’s time. Luke 17 V28. “Just as it was in the days of Noah, also will it be in the days of the son of man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating, drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but the day Lot left Sodom fire and brimstone rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.”
Sin is as blatant now as it was then. Is this the time for the coming of Jesus Christ? Is it what Paul’s letter to Timothy is warning us of? Look how the devil has eliminated the teachings of Jesus from schools, and the Creator God has been replaced by the theory of evolution for which no evidence exists.
Through modern technology the devil has cleverly planted sinful thoughts through cinema, internet, television and radio, leading the multitudes of people stray. Jesus Christ and what he did and stands for has been lost. I must urge you to be sure of your relationship with God through Christ.
Please be abundantly clear that you have submitted yourself to Jesus and have received him into your life as your Lord and Saviour. We know that Jesus will not save any man he cannot command. If you were playing a game of pretend with the Lord, if you know deep in your heart you have never truly submitted to Him or you are unsure of your standing with Christ, now is the time to make yourself right with God by calling out to Christ.
Jesus died for our sins and to save our souls from the eternal sufferings to come. The final judgement will come upon mankind and all those who did not come under the covering of Christ.
For all Christians today, let us take the time to renew our purpose and commitment, to be a people who will live for Christ and tell others of his enduring act of love. The truth is that all of us can live for ever. We will either spend eternity in the presence of our Lord or end up in a place of darkness the bible calls the “lake of fire.” If you have not please give your life to Jesus now, your eternity will depend on it. It was only recently that I read that America is in a spiritual crisis like never before.
The threat isn’t tourism: its something a lot more devastating. The spread of technology and the internet. Internet access is common in high schools and is being introduced to younger children. This is ruining a generation of children and people who are spiritually dull. They do not ponder God’s greatness and mystery and forget about God.
Now in schools every child has access to computers. The internet receives about 41million young users and puts them out of touch with reality. The internet has become our God and our idol which is worshiped instead of God. We are succumbing to the same temptation that Satan put before Jesus.
Worship me and the whole world will be yours. But there is hope in child-like trust. Jesus points to Nicodemus in the gospel of John. There is no eternal doom awaiting those who trust Him to save them. And Nicodemus was, after all, a very learned Pharisee!