Saturday, June 7, 2008

Unless Timothy is Very, Very Old

My friend Johnny posted this on his blog...

You have probably heard about this particular "sign" that we are approaching "the end times," from Paul's epistle to Timothy:

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power."

The Problem? Paul's next sentence to Timothy is:

"Avoid such people."

Paul cannot possibly be talking about the days at the end of history.

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