Godlessness In The Last Days
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,
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.
6 They are the kind who Worm their way into homes
And Gain Control over Weak-willed women,
Who are Loaded down with Sins
And are Swayed by all kinds of Evil desires,
7 ALWAYS LEARNING
BUT NEVER ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH.
8 Just as Jannes and Jambres Opposed Moses,
So also these men Oppose the Truth--
Men of Depraved Minds,
Who, as far as the Faith is concerned, are Rejected.
9 But they will not get very far
Because, as in the case of those men,
THEIR FOLLY WILL BE CLEAR TO EVERYONE.
Paul's Charge To Timothy
10 You, however, know all about my Teaching,
My Way of Life, my Purpose, Faith, Patience, Love,
Endurance, Persecutions, Sufferings--
What kinds of things happened to me
In Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra,
The Persecutions I Endured.
YET THE LORD RESCUED ME FROM ALL OF THEM.
12 IN FACT EVERYONE
WHO WANTS TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS
WILL BE PERSECUTED,
13 WHILE EVIL MEN AND IMPOSTORS
WILL GO FROM BAD TO WORSE,
DECEIVING AND BEING DECEIVED.
14 But as for you,
Continue in what you have learned
And have become Convinced of,
Because you kn ow those from whom you learned it,
15 And how from Infancy you have know the Holy Scriptures,
WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE YOU WISE FOR SALVATION
THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.
16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED
AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING
AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS,
17 SO THAT THE MAN OF GOD
MAY BE EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.
(2 Timothy 3)