1 08 2009


2 Timothy 3:

Though written over 2,000 years ago, these words ring true for my time and country as well.

There are eerie similarities: “People will be lovers of themselves [self-driven, selfish], lovers of money [materialistic, ‘stuff’—oriented], boastful, proud [I don’t think we can pretend Americans aren’t proud], abusive [staggering numbers of women and children are physically and emotionally abused in the U.S. every year], disobedient to their parents [observe almost every child], ungrateful [are we happy and content, with all our blessings?], unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous [just turn on the television or radio], without self-control [why are obesity and promiscuity such social problems?], brutal [look at the box offices], not lovers of the good, treacherous, conceited  [sports stars, actors, etc.] lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God [this one is so widespread as to hardly need comment]—having a form of godliness, but denying its power.  

Surveys show that around 70% of Americans identify themselves as Christian; considering the list above, what happened? How is there such a disparity?

They have a form of godliness—also known as “religion” or “spiritual beliefs”—but deny the Truth’s transformational power in their lives.




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