by Stan Coffey

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The Pitfalls of Pursuing Pleasure (3 of 6)
Series: Living a Christian Life in an "X" Rated Society
Stan Coffey
2 Timothy 3:1-5

If you have your Bible I invite you to turn to II Timothy 3:1. We are continuing in our series on "Living A Christian Life In An "X" Rated Society", how to go against the flow of society, how to go against the tide. Because the Bible teaches as we approach the coming of the Lord that we are going to live in days when society is going to be going one way and pressuring one way and our principles and values and those things on which we stand are going to be going the opposite direction. So there is going to be a tension, a conflict. And so often in your work place, often in the media, you find principles and values that people follow that seem to go against the Biblical values and the truths and the principles that you have been taught. How do you live a Christian life in an x-rated society, be a light in a dark place, be the salt of the earth?

And of course in verse 4 he said that in the last days people will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. In the Phillips or in the Good News translation it says, "in the last days that there will be people who prefer the good times to the worship of God." How could you read this passage of Scripture and not realize the times in which we are living and the times we have to deal with? And we find our selves in a context of a world that is described in the Scripture.

You could take this passage of Scripture and take your newspaper or be watching CNN and you would see multiple examples any day that you choose of what the apostle Paul prophesied here in II Timothy 3. What a word it is in our day.

Now today I am talking about the dangers or "The Pitfalls Of Pursuing Pleasure", of making pleasure your goal. Pleasure and the pursuit of pleasure, having a good time, has become the life goal of many, many people in America. It has become the obsession of some many people. ...

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