A DIVINELY DRAWN PICTURE OF THE END-TIME
Jesse M. Hendley
Second Timothy 3:1-7
We have today a divinely drawn picture of the end of
the age, a picture of men's hearts, and it certainly
does not depict a "converted" world, before the return
of Jesus, but rather a world that is sunk in sin.
In Second Timothy 3 Paul writes to Timothy, saying.
"This know also that in that last days (those days
refer to this days preceding Christ's return)
perilous times shall come." Perilous there means
hard, difficult times. Aren't we living in difficult
times, getting harder all along? Hard times in World
War I. Hard times in the Depression. Hard times in
World War II. Now hard times all over the whole
world, everywhere you turn, the great masses of
humanity without adequate food, burdened by taxes,
preparing for war—that's the picture of the world
today. PERILOUS times!
Then Paul breaks it down to the individual heart, as
he says, "For men shall be lovers of their own
selves." Self-lovers, literally. Not love for
others, but for self predominating. You remember the
motto, "God first, others second, self last." That's
the way it ought to be. Not SELF-lovers.
Then we have "Silver-lovers," money-lovers. I was
talking with a worldly man the other day in a certain
city. He was a business man. He was the man who
brought up the matter of the terrible times we are
living in. Even worldly men say it now. We used to
preach that such times were coming, and men would
laugh at us and look for a "better" world, "converted"
world, and all that sort of thing. But they are
changing their minds now and even worldly men are
asking, What's wrong? What is the trouble?" And this
man said to me, "Making money is all people are
interested in!" The chief passion of their lives is
the LOVE OF MONEY. Well, Paul told us that. He saw
it, looking down the corridor of time, filled with the
Spirit of God, pict ...
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