I feel it necessary to make a correction to Scripture. Indeed.
2 Timothy 3
:1 Remember this: There are some terrible times coming in the last days.
People We will love only themselves ourselves and money. They We will be proud and boast only about themselves ourselves. (Note: see my post’s first line.) They We will abuse each other with politically incorrect, sarcastic-yet-hurtful, intended as humorous except when delivered with real anger and unfortunately received by the now super thin-skinned insults. They We will not obey their our parents ancesters and their wise “people-who-forget-history-are-doomed-to-repeat-it” advice. They We will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God, our Creator, who, being The Creator, so obviously knows what is and what will be, and told us so in writing.
They We will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone, especially those who insult us (see verse 2). They We will be cruel and hate what is good, and especially hate to admit when we are wrong and, therefore, we will not make prompt amends, if at all.
People We will turn against their our friends and fellow, equal under the “law” but not in actual practice citizens. They We will do foolish and impractical, silly, ridiculous, ironic things to our own selves without thinking and yet still will be so proud of themselves ourselves. Instead of loving God, The Creator, from whom all GOOD comes, they we will love pleasure, and our own “security, significance, satisfaction, (our own version of) justice, belonging, comfort, (and fulfillment of our own) physical needs, etc” instead of intentionally watching out and caring for others, any others, our others, all others. (Quote from Jim Johnston)
They We will go on pretending to be devoted to God, or, if we’ve given up believing, to some ideal of “good without God”, but they we will refuse to let that “devotion” change the way they we live. And, oh so sadly and unfortunately, it will never again be possible to stay away from these people in this life. From us. Each and every one of us. Any one of us. Because there is only us. Human beings, under God, our Creator. The only “them” is from and of Satan. Evil. Separation from God. The “Ruler of this world.”
Ephesians 6:12 Our fight is not against people of earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. There is a conspiracy. A conspiracy of evilness and its unholy desires.
2 Corinthians 4:4 The ruler of this world has blinded the minds of
those us/we who don’t believe and even us/we who still try to believe. They We cannot see -or even slightly comprehend – the light of the Good News – the message about the divine greatness of Christ. Christ is the one who is exactly like God.
1 Corinthians 2:6 We each, but certainly not 100% of the time, in our actions or our words, try to teach wisdom to people who are mature – but so little of the time we are mature – but the wisdom we teach is not from this world. It is not the wisdom of the rulers of this world, who are losing
their power, and are losing control, as civilizations continues its descent into evil and anarchy.
This has all been prophesied. Why will we not see? We can not see, as part of the purpose – part of the hard way to a repaired, redeemed, and restored creation.