Last Sunday at C:A we talked about how Jesus rebuked the religious guys because they were not able to discern the signs of the times. I think the “signs of the times” is like reading headlines from news stories.
If you were to collect all of the headlines of current news stories, how would that read?
Have you noticed the uptick in people eating people? Have you noticed how much we love to look at, and publish pictures of ourselves? Have you noticed how once unacceptable behavior and language is now entirely acceptable? Are you putting the picture together? Do you know how many billions of dollars have been to prove that God doesn’t exist, and that we are here completely by chance?
Are you able to discern the signs of our times?
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. -2 Peter 3:1-7