Tuesday, June 30, 2015



First let me say this…..

Do I go by everything The Bible says?



Well, because I am a SINNER! To put it in easier terms; I SIN. I am so far from being perfect, that I am 100 %  IMPERFECT. ( The only perfect ONE was nailed to a cross many years ago.)

After I read the Bible through many years ago, I now just flip through and settle on the chapter that grabs me. What I read just now, as I wandered into 2 Timothy blew me away. I have read the Bible over and over and I say this not to brag, but in bewilderment, as what I just read didn’t sound like something that was written centuries ago, but like an editorial about recent events from a major newspaper.

In 2 Timothy 3:1 - 5  Saint Paul is telling Timothy;
"You should know this,Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!”

He goes on to say  in  2 Timothy 3:12 - 16 ;
"Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived. But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

In  2 TIMOTHY 4: 3 – 4   Saint Paul says this:
"For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.They will reject the truth and chase after myths."

I can not prove that we, of this generation, are living in the last days… for the Son of God doesn’t even know the last hour.  Matthew 24:36 tells us this: ”But no one knows the date and hour when the end will be—not even the angels. No, nor even God’s Son. Only the Father knows.”

And please don’t think I am preaching when I say ;

I really do think that we all need to be praying more because;

When The HOLY BIBLE begins to sound like this weeks news, it won’t be long.



Helen said...

Carlene, I myself believe the end is drawing near. It scares me the way a lot of people are living these days. I am hoping that I will not be living when the Mark of the beast happens. I am thinking that will be next. Love you my friend.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I agree with you Carlene! It hurts me so deeply to see the people scorning and thumbing their noses at God's Inspired Word. To hear people calling The Word of God hate speech. To see even people who call themselves Christian cherry-picking which verses to believe as Truth and which to dismiss. As sick as it has had me these past few days, I can only imagine how sick our Heavenly Father is over it. We must be in the last days. How far in, and how much longer, I do not know. God bless and keep you, friend!
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