“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
—2 Timothy 3:1-5
The end times will be marked by great lawlessness, sin and iniquity.
This lawlessness will be especially prevalent in the apostate churches.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
—2 Peter 2:1
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
One hallmark of this lawlessness will be mocking and scoffing.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
—2 Peter 3:3-4
“How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”
This writer once knew a church-goer who delighted in mocking the idea of lawlessness.
She believed she was funny. In reality, she was just another sign of the times in which we live.
Lawlessness: The time is fast approaching when real crimes (murder, thefts, sorceries) are tolerated and fake crimes (science denial, intolerance) will be harshly punished.
There are some who constantly complain of the lawlessness and sin of our present times. But lawlessness and sin are nothing new. However, the increasing public nature of both sin and lawlessness (and the pride and arrogance of the lawless) is a sign of the end times.
So, for all of those who believe the lie that “things will get better” or “we have to take back our [culture, country, church, whatever]” know this: there is no going back. It does not get better (until Jesus returns); it only gets worse.
Knowing the times in which we live is part of effective end times preparation
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:”
—2 Thessalonians 2:7
[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 27, 2015.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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