2nd Timothy 3 - Last Day People 
And 1st John 2

2 Timothy 3

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.s

We all at some point come across a person who by so much account seems like a believer in Jesus Christ, seems like the person loves God, but that same person clearly loves things that go against God
. One church that I know of has a young man heading up the teens in the church whose facebook page showed that he was fine with homosexuality and even homosexual marriage. Another church in our local area has a man who heads up a bible study who thinks it is okay for unmarried men and women to give each other massages and thinks that only sexually abused women would not be okay with a man who is not her husband giving her a massage.

Both of these men have said things that sound like they love the Lord. As scripture says, they have a "form of godliness." But when it comes right down to it, they are clearly not of God. When it comes down to it, they are denying the power of God. Both of these men talk circles around the leaders of their church. They are fully aware of what they are doing and know how to manipulate their church. These cases are not accidents. They are not mistakes. These men know what they are doing.

Scripture tells us to turn away from such people. These men are lovers of pleasures, instead of lovers of God. They are without natural affection, among other things. Their form of godliness is not true godliness. It is one of their making. They are excellent manipulators.

1 John 2

18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

Eventually these type of people will leave the church. And I am speaking of THE church, not a particular building. Eventually they walk away from Christianity. They are the people who will swear they used to be a Christian, but that Christianity does not love enough, it does not include everyone. And when they do walk away from the church, don't believe them that they used to be one of us. Scripture shows us that if they had been of us, they would have remained one of us. Scripture shows that they leave so that we can know they were never one of us to begin with. The wicked walk this earth, many antichrists. Be ware and don't trust man over God. God's word is truth and never-ending

Debra J.M. Smith 11-18-16


 Debra J.M. Smith