Perilous times have come

Aug 14, 2019 at 07:00 am by Mary-RB

In the last days, perilous times will come, we’re told in 2 Timothy. “Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

You don’t have to look very far to notice that everybody seems to have an idea of who is evil these days.

“But you must continue in the things which you have learned.”

I don’t know anybody who doesn’t believe we’re in the last days. Yes, some believe it’s because of global warming, which will, in the next few years, destroy the earth. Others see current events as Biblical prophesy being fulfilled.

I will never successfully change your beliefs. You’ll never change mine.

But, it saddens me when a 70-plus year old presidential candidate doesn’t know how many genders there are.

I don’t understand why I should apologize for my parents making choices in the best interests of their children, or how that suddenly equates to “privilege.” Isn’t that what parents are supposed to do?

I totally don’t understand why, or how I could be “set free from being white.”

Yes, perilous times have come.

I think I’ll follow Timothy’s advice: “You must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.”


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