Monday, April 10, 2017


One need only observe the news media today, to find these end-time social conditions are already the norm.  Sadly, many of the offenses listed in God's Word can be seen in the churches of the world, and even in Christian homes.  Jesus warned of family rebellion and division in Matthew 10:21; Mark 13:12; and Luke 21:16!  The following passages are from the Easy-to-Read Version (ERV), and they describe the behavior of mankind in the latter days:

*  Romans 1:26-32 - "Because people did those things, God left them and let them do the shameful things they wanted to do. Women stopped having natural sex with men and started having sex with other women.  In the same way, men stopped having natural sex with women and began wanting each other all the time.  Men did shameful things with other men, and in their bodies they received the punishment for those wrongs.  People did not think it was important to have a true knowledge of God.  So God left them and allowed them to have their own worthless thinking.  And so they do what they should not do.  They are filled with every kind of sin, evil, greed, and hatred.  They are full of jealousy, murder, fighting, lying, and thinking the worst things about each other.  They gossip and say evil things about each other.  They hate God.  They are rude, proud, and brag about themselves. They invent ways of doing evil.  They don’t obey their parents, they are foolish, they don’t keep their promises, and they show no kindness or mercy to others.  They know God’s law says that anyone who lives like that should die.  But they not only continue to do these things themselves, but they also encourage others who do them."

*  Galatians 5:19-21 - "The wrong things the sinful self does are clear:  committing sexual sin, being morally bad, doing all kinds of shameful things, worshiping false gods, taking part in witchcraft, hating people, causing trouble, being jealous, angry or selfish, causing people to argue and divide into separate groups, being filled with envy, getting drunk, having wild parties, and doing other things like this.  I warn you now as I warned you before:  The people who do these things will not have a part in God’s kingdom."

*  2 Timothy 3:1-5 - "Remember this:  There are some terrible times coming in the last days.  People will love only themselves and money.  They will be proud and boast about themselves.  They will abuse others with insults.  They will not obey their parents.  They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God.  They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone.  They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control.  They will be cruel and hate what is good.  People will turn against their friends.  They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves.  Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure.  They will go on pretending to be devoted to God, but they will refuse to let that “devotion” change the way they live.  Stay away from these people!"

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