Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sound Familiar?

BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
2For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.
3[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
4[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
5For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].
2 Timothy 3:1-5

5 comments:

Denise said...

So very true my friend.

Miss*Suzanne said...

I remember the very first time I read that scripture. I read it and re-read it. It was like I couldn't take my eyes off of the page because I knew the "last days" had come.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Scary, isn't it?

Xandra

Diane said...

Hmmm... I just read this at our last homegroup! I said the same thing - it sounds very familiar!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Looking in the mirror of America. . .!