Understanding the Times
By a Christian father
Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1 John 5:19
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
We live in the last days. Scripture warns us that one of the signs of the last days is widespread deception. One major agency of deception is the media - the "message-carriers" of the world. We are exhorted to see to it that we are not deceived. "Understanding the Times" is a biblical study of the subtle ways in which children and young people in particular can be deceived and lured into sin. We must be spiritually alert. We must keep watch in order protect our children from evil. Written by a beloved and concerned Christian father, this booklet informs, warns and guides us so as to protect young minds from the snares of the evil one operating through the "message-carriers". I urge you to consider this resource for personal or family study to protect your family. Click here to download the study.
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