Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Evil in the Last Days

2nd Timothy 3:1But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,…

I know it's been a while since I posted but I've missed the blog and this scripture stood out to me today... 

I would like to talk about specific occurrences in my life but can't due to this being public, however I will talk about my thoughts of the outcome of the situations. Sometimes evilness will present it's self in a professional, respectable manner. It can come across as someone making statements they believe in and with the ability to make you feel ignorant for not considering or believing these supposed facts that are just second nature to the person. I have the feeling that this happens a lot to people but they don't consider the source of the manipulation. The Devil specializes in distorting the truth and hoping you'll accept the wrong beliefs of someone else just because you think they're respectable. 

In a world that stresses having an "open mind", some have been backed into a corner of accepting liberal agendas. If you believe in traditional values or morals you're considered screwed up in the head or narrow minded. This ultimately is a form of the Devil's work that's being pushed all over the world and so many followers are falling for it. If this world doesn't accept you for what you believe in than I feel that it's safe to say that you're doing something right!

Think of a timeline of eternal life, ETERNAL LIFE and put the measly time of our lives on it. Depending on your view point you won't even be able to make it out. I'm thinking about that because if our life here is a test of our position in the afterlife we really should take a step back and view how we spend our time. Are we lovers of money? Are we boastful and enjoy bragging to those who may be less fortunate? Do we respect others, do we offer a loving attitude to everyone? I think my worst sin is being a lover of self. If I could only stop being so focused on myself so many problems in my life (ones I create) would simply vanish. 

I'm not perfect and I know it's wrong to judge people but I'm surprised sometimes when I see people of Faith, religious leaders, being boastful or some even mocking the Lord (Holy Spirit more specifically). So many people that believe they're Christians, going to heaven are going to have such a rude awakening one day... I'm not sure what's worse, to knowingly being a sinner or to ignorantly be a Christian? The sinner may eventually seek guidance whereas the ignorant Christian thinks they're already doing God's will.