1st Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1~ SEPARATION – “SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH” - leaving the Cross of Christ
2~ CORRUPTING SPIRITS – “GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS” - influenced by demons
3~ DISASTOUROUS SPEAKING – “SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY” - hypocritical liars
4~ CALLOUS SEARING "CONSCIENCE SEARED"- no longer any shame or guilt
We are justified when we believe, but not until we live out that inner justification will men count us as just men. The cause of justification is faith, while the effect of justification is works.
Many modern churches have opted to entertain the masses in services. How many hiding under the cloak of religion, would Jesus show to be more suitable to a den of thieves than to a house of prayer? Kicking over tables and breaking out wipes might not be out of the question.
Location: Mississippi, USA