2 Timothy 3
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Such are the days in which we live for indeed we are reaping what our culture has sown. Our immorality is begetting immorality. Death is begetting death. Violence begets violence. Sexual perversity begets perversity… an immorality that is blamed on someone else, and never personally owned or repented of, but rather pinned on a scape goat, somehow justifying heinous sins that are ‘plea bargained’ in order to receive a lenient penalty. All of this so-called ‘bargaining’ is based on a speculation and a so-called ‘remembrance’ of something that supposedly happened 20 years ago. That’s right… only 20 years ago. In the 1970’s black comedian Flip Wilson used to say that ‘the devil made me do it…‘ now 40 years later people just say, ‘anything and anyone’ made me do it. But know this: “It wasn’t my fault.“
To sum it all up, in 2010 when faced with issues – people do one of three things…
1. Get a gun and shoot someone. Anyone.
2. Physically attack lawful authority and body slam them.
3. Blame someone else for your own heinous actions and sin.
What an indictment on a culture spinning predictably and prophetically out of control. But should we be surprised? Our nation has condoned and constitutionally protected the lawful killing of unborn children since 1973, we’ve initiated an unprecedented ‘legal’ holocaust right here upon the soil of our nation. How many millions of innocent unborn children are crying out for mercy to overturn the legal death sentence that kills more than just a child, but the very soul of a nation as well. Our movies, ‘entertainment’ and ‘video games’ worship and glorify the sick ‘pleasure’ of ‘wasting’ and bullet riddling anyone who gets in our way… in fact the more people we ‘waste’ the more we win! Our sex saturated society peddles any and all immoral and unholy sexual behaviors in front of our children in ‘prime time’, and in the name of ‘free speech’ and ‘freedom of expression’ we reap the sickness of sexually insane behaviors and the people who enact them.
We reap what we have planted.
Exhibit A: A grown man enters a school board meeting in Florida, just minutes before children left that room in which they were given academic awards. He, the coward, brandishes a gun, curses everyone, and begins to shoot school district officers in Florida, before he takes his own life. The survivors claim that “God covered us and protected us…” This is the only plausible solution, other than the possibility that this poor deranged man was the world’s worst shot – missing everyone from a mere 8 feet away.
Exhibit B: A teen, a High School basketball player, also from Florida, when he finds out that his behaviors on the court are wrong, and worthy of ejection from the game, takes matters into his own hands and physically attacks and assaults the referee. This child attacks and body slams the adult, the one without authority spits on authority, the youth attacks his elder.
Exhibit C: A convicted sex crimes offender, blames his odious actions of pedophilia which he committed on innocent children in Haiti, upon a conveniently conjured and supposed incident with a Catholic priest whom he says ’caused him to do these evil deeds’. How utterly convenient – blame the current event on a supposed event that occurred over twenty years ago! The convicted man of course, cannot produce the name of the scape-goat priest. The message is clear today: in whatever the case or situation: ‘…just blame a Catholic priest…’ and your’e home free.
What do all of these actions have in common? Death.
Death birthed from disobedience to the Giver of Life, Jesus of Nazareth… who came into this world that the world might have life, a new life through His sacrificial death and life giving resurrection.
Are you surprised by these actions? Don’t be. In these last days we will see more and more satanic evidence of sin and death and destruction rise up and consume the minds and hearts of people as they continually walk away from the haven and truth of the Church, and from the grace and peace of Christ. Man in the end will seek to be god in his own eyes, doing anything that he desires to do… destroying himself as he seeks to destroy others.
Prepare O Church… be prepared Christian. Martyrdom will come for us in America. This very day, our lives will be asked of us, as a fragrant offering of sacrifice in the face of an evil and wicked world. Be ready. Today is our day.
12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Overcome evil. By doing good.
Choose life. That you may live.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.