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Mark of the Times
« on: February 26, 2019, 06:55:34 AM »
From II Timothy 3 (NIV translation):

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But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

The signs are strong; the end times certainly could be upon us. I pray that God will move in my spirit; that he will move in the hearts of men to strengthen true belief and that he will rouse those who pretend in their belief that they become authentically his.

The question to ask: "Is my belief true or am I pretending?" If you are unsure, it's time to pursue Him in this. Be cautious about false certainty driven by mental assent without evidence of a change in heart.

 

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