AND "CRITICAL TIMES"
"But know this, that in the last days critical times
hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self
The prophesied "madness" and "critical times" have arrived during the "last days" of the evil system of this world.
Currently, there are wars and reports of wars. (Matt 24:6).
International terrorism has struck fear into many nations.
People applaud the homosexual behaviour of
Millions are currently dying of A.I.D.S. (Rom 1:32).
Millions are dying from famine and disease. (2 Esdras 16:17-22 NEB).
Suicide is on the increase among young and old alike worldwide.
There is overwhelming poverty in many nations.
People continue to admire and give support to political
Many children are "disobedient to parents,
The aged are attacked in their own homes for a
Today, there are hundreds of sectarian false religions,
each "having a form of Godly devotion but proving false to its power". Members of some of these sects are known to
"slyly work their way into households and lead as their captives weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth."
(2 Tim 3:5
Crime is out of control, even in countries considered to be civilized.
All the evil behaviour described above is consistent with the prophecy of God through the apostle Paul, and the "madness" that is manifest among abandoned ones. These are the evil dispositions of men and women who have rejected Almighty God. (Rom 1:18-21).