“You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad. They will be hard headed and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good. …” 2 Timothy 3
“First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will come scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of and laugh at the truth.” 2 Peter 3:3
“There is coming rapidly and surely an almost universal guilt upon the inhabitants of the cities because of the steady increase of determined wickedness. We are living in the midst of an “epidemic of crime,” at which thoughtful, God fearing men everywhere stand aghast. The corruption that prevails is beyond the power of the human pen to describe. Every day brings fresh revelations of political strife, bribery, and fraud; every day brings its heart sickening record of violence and lawlessness, of indifference to human suffering; of brutal, fiendish destruction of human life. Every day testifies to the increase of insanity, murder, and suicide.” Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 326.
Questions to think about:
Can we notice the incredible real contrast at the last days between the people who “will love only themselves and their money…etc.” who will live in perfect moral corruption and with these righteous who will receive the full measure of the Holy Spirit as “Latter Rain” and who will shine with the perfect Christlike righteousness received as spiritual gift from Christ?
Which side we will choose?
Can we be saved if we prefer and continue to keep the middle lukewarm spiritual condition?