MOCKERS AND SCOFFERS: Signs of the Times

MOCKERS AND SCOFFERS: Part of the end times ambiance for true believers.
MOCKERS AND SCOFFERS: Part of the end times ambiance for true believers.

“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

The Bible warns of mockers and scoffers in the last days.  And the last days are here–and the mockers and scoffers are legion.

The first place this writer noticed mockers was in the comments section of various news stories reporting on any aspect of Christianity.  IF the news story concerns any other faith (with the possible exception of Scientology), commenters by-and-large give it a bit of respect.

Not so with Christianity.

Just as God’s Word has warned.

The second place the mocking was noticed was in a church this writer once attended.  For some reason, the idea that “lawlessness” was coming was a topic met (by some) with high amusement and giggles.

What is the believer to do with mockers? Ignore them; hard as that might be for some to do. They are just part of the end times ambiance for believers.

“He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.”
Proverbs 9:7

It will not get better: it only gets worse.

In this world.

But the believer has a hope of something far better than this world, though the talk of the world is focused on “making this world a better place” and producing a “heaven on earth.”

Scoffers and mockers are just a little slice of persecution served up by a world which HATES Christianity.  No, the world does NOT hate the counterfeit Christianity so on display on TV, the movies and in the churches.  The world hates Jesus Christ and true believers.

Mockers and scoffers: enjoy them.

Because it only gets worse from here.

“How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”
Jude 1:18

[Much of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 17, 2015.]

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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