But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. [2 Timothy 3:1-5]
The context of this verse is the last days. Based on this verse and what we are seeing all around us in America and around the world, we are most definitely in the last days.
We’ve never seen such “lovers of self” as we are seeing today. We are so far past the “me generation” that started in the 1960s it is embarrassing. We have parades of men dancing with each other in scantily clothed outfits, odd makeup and bizarre jewelry and body piercings, imitating shocking acts in public. The same could be said of women.
We have hundreds of movies pouring out of Hollywood as fast as they can make them with every kind of perversion you can imagine, and then some. Extreme violence, sexual perversions, and vulgarity are pushed into screen plays even when they don’t fit. Our nation’s best writers no longer can find jobs and their books and scripts are rejected, because they are not perverted enough.
Sexual immorality has reached epidemic levels, and I dare not even go further with that subject. Human trafficking is a massive business today, and politicians are so compromised, they refuse to do anything to stop it.
Many are trying to make pedophilia legal. Child abuse and child sacrifice happen every day in and out of the United States, and those in power refuse to stop it by investigating or prosecuting the guilty. Many in power are involved in such evil themselves.
Satanism and occultism are alive and thriving today, and they are recruiting new members faster than ever. Many are involved in satanic rituals for the purpose of calling up demons. Some black magicians are producing Youtube instructional videos teaching people how to call up demons and how to speak to them, and even how to form a binding contract with a demon.
We are living in a time when people worship those who have acquired fame and fortune, and money has become most Americans’ god. Even in the largest churches in America, the prosperity doctrine has replaced the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The liberal wing of extremists are prime examples of the height of pride and arrogance. You either agree with their ideology and religion, or they will seek to destroy you entirely. They proclaim tolerance in the name of intolerance.
Many in the millennial generation today are disobedient to the older generation representing their parents, and they are ungrateful with an entitlement mentality that is embarrassing. I interviewed a father who told me he had sacrificed much of his own life for the sake of his children. He worked two jobs to help put two of them through college, and he had no savings and retirement for himself. His children were ungrateful.
The millennial generation today, or at least the majority of them not only do not appreciate the sacrifices their parents made, they act insulted if their parents bring any of these issues to the forefront. The extraordinary selfishness, arrogance, rudeness, disrespect, and entitlement mentality is shocking to the older generation. Such times have been foretold for the last days.
We are living in a time in America when vast numbers of people are “heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
The older generation can hardly believe how far America has fallen. The American Culture & Faith Institute did a study which concluded that:
• 77% of Americans believe divorce is acceptable.
• 71% believe sexual intercourse between unmarried adults is acceptable.
• 69% believe having a baby out of marriage is acceptable.
• 58% believe viewing pornography is acceptable.
This video is definitely worth watching:
Why do we have to consider such horrendous deeds, such wicked behavior? Because the verse above in 2 Timothy told us when these things happen, we should realize that we are living in the last days. Do not miss this point. All of this kind of behavior and blatant evil around us is a clear Biblical prophesy that we can know we are in the end days.
Of course, it’s not just one major prophesy that is being fulfilled which makes us think we are living in the last days. It is hundreds of things, and while this book cannot cover them all, read on, because we do cover others, and the cumulative unfolding of prophetic events only leaves us with one conclusion—that we are living in the last days.
Are you ready? Christ could return for us any day now.
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 1 Peter 4:7
This is taken from Kindle Books, The End of All Things is At Hand by Chuck Marunde, J.D.