God Bless you Sister Connie Keyohara for you message to us today! POINT ON! God Bless you and yours and your wonderful ministry! We love you all!
Although we do not know the day or hour, Christ’s return is crucial to Christians. We’re excitedly awaiting this event. We long for it.
But at the same time, scoffers deny it. Many mock Christ, ridicule the things of God, the children of God and they oppose the gospel. Some want nothing to do with it and with that which God has commanded.
These folks don’t understand that the stakes are eternal!
A ‘scoffer’ refers to one who denies the truths of Christ and his holy Word. A scoffer will entice others to go along with their nonsense.
This is the spiritual deception Peter warned about.
“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.”
2 Peter 3:3
1 Timothy 4:1-2 says, “ in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars whose consciousness have been seared as with a hot iron”
Some have rejected God so often and so long that their conscience has been seared.
If you don’t study God’s Word for yourself, then your faith can’t grow. Then, you’re left to trust what others tell you and second-hand knowledge is what can get you in trouble.
“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
But Mark this, there will be terrible times in these last days…
“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.
And from such people turn away!”
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Always remember, if the teaching does not include Jesus Christ as the only way, RUN!