2 Timothy 3:1-5

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.

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One response to “2 Timothy 3:1-5

  1. The list of bad things, men’s behavior in the last days, is countered by what we should be: lovers of God more than lovers of pleasure. Do I put God, and His kingdom, ahead of the choices that I make to please myself and what I want to do?

    This church had a form of religion. They adhered to a conscript and a set of rules, but they did not allow the power of God to affect their lives because they sought their own advancement and power. To have the power of God in our lives we must let Scripture affect us, and lead us. We can’t just espouse and cling to a system.

    This was the justification and authority for the reformed church, and the leaving of the church of Rome and the birth of the reformed church.

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