10-24-2016 Making Worse Get Better
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:12-13 NKJV). Christians will be persecuted, because the wicked won’t change by themselves.
1) “Evil” in mankind is described by David: “Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips” (Psalm 140:1-3 NKJV). 2) “Imposters” are people who live by their art of deception. Paul told Timothy how to deal with such: “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). The wicked get worse if we don’t openly teach the Bible!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.