2 Timothy 3:1-17 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty...
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What does Paul say will characterize people in "the last days" (3:1-5)? What do you see of this today? How are we to respond to them (3:5)? What is the problem in 3:6-9? How do you see this in your church or among your Christian friends? How does 3:10-17 answer the problem? What are you doing to continue in what you have believed (3:14)?
Paul gives us quite a list of attitudes and behaviors in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 that are not pleasing to God. I didn't see one thing in this list that isn't rampant today. Watch some television, go to the movies, surf the net and you'll find them all. Now I'd love to say that as Christians we no longer have to concern ourselves with these behaviors, but that's just not the case. We aren't immune to any of the sinful things on Paul's list and they can and will creep in and take us out of the game if we're not careful.
So how do we stay a strong "lover of God"? How do we guard against slipping into these ungodly attitudes and behaviors? Tami W.
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