The Expository Files


A Modern Example of an Ancient Warning 

The Scriptures say, "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." (2 Tim. 3:1-4). The Holy Spirit guided the apostle Paul to write this to warn how far human society can fall without God.

It is difficult to imagine how anyone could take issue with these words. The days of which Paul wrote seem to be here. Modern man has drifted further and further away from the definite moral and spiritual principles taught in the Scriptures and to which our founding fathers appealed as they were forming a new nation. Consider the following illustration that well states how far we have fallen:

"An abortion clinic was brought to court on criminal charges. What was their crime? They had been disposing the bodies of aborted babies in plastic bags. The court ruled that this was a criminal act because... plastic bags are not biodegradable!"

Without God, our standards of right and wrong become severely skewed!. God's way and will is best. We need to wake up to that fact.


By Jon W. Quinn
The Final Page
From Expository Files 16.9; September 2009