“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days” ( 2 Timothy 3:1).
The Bible warned us that society would degenerate in the end times, becoming as evil as it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37-39). The apostle Paul, speaking as a prophet, said that the world would descend into a black pit of immorality, violence, and paganism (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Jesus said that as lawlessness increases, “most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). Paul indicates the same thing when he says that people will be “haters of good” and that they will therefore be “brutal” and “reckless,” reviling those who stand for righteousness (2 Timothy 3:2-4).
We are watching these prophecies come true today before our very eyes, both here in America and around the world. The attacks are going to intensify, and it is going to become increasingly difficult for Christians to stand for righteousness.
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This week we have been shocked again to another horrific news story, out of France:
… Islamists storm Church in France and behead Catholic Priest during mass, ISIS has claimed responsibility.
… Last night breaking news out of Japan, Knife attacker slaughters 19 and wounds 45 in a home for the disabled home.
…Yesterday morning breaking news out of Fort Myers, Florida … 2 teenagers dead, 20 wounded in mass shooting at teen party in Florida nightclub.
… Day before breaking news out of Germany … Terror strikes two German cities…German Mayor Confirms Blast Killing 1, Injuring 11 was a Terror Attack, ISIS claims responsibility.
… Germany machete Terror attack … Muslim Syrian asylum seeker murders ‘pregnant’ woman, injured 2 in Reutlingen outside cafe
… Day before breaking news out of Germany … 9 Teenagers Dead 21 injured in mass shooting “Attack” at McDonald’s and Munich Mall
… Day before breaking news out of Germany … ISIS claims responsibility for Muslim refugee ax and knife attack on German train that critically injured several.
…A couple days earlier breaking news out of Nice, France…Muslim Terrorist driving truck kills 84, 10 are children, over 100 injured at Bastille Day celebrations.
… Day before … Kansas police officer Ambushed and killed by Black Terrorists.
… Day before … Police chief: Missouri officer ambushed and shot in the neck is paralyzed.
… Baton Rouge … Black terrorist ambushes and murders 3 police officers injured 7.
… Dallas, Texas … Black terrorist ambushes and murders 5 police officers injured 7.
… Orlando … Muslim Terrorist murders 49 injured 53.
… Paris … Muslim Terrorists murder 130 injured 368.
… Brussels … Muslim Terrorist murder 35 injured over 300.
… San Bernardino … Muslim Terrorists murder 14 injured 24.
Paul provides us with a spiritual mirror for end time conduct. He says we are to “deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:12-13).
Jesus is our only hope!