2 Timothy 3:1″This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
Sadly we have seen a rapid shift in the world. Paul warned that we would see the explosion of satanic behavior. This week a man threw a five year old boy off a forty foot balcony in the Mall of America. Why? He said he just wanted to kill someone.
An eighteen year old woman, obsessed with the Columbine school shooting, made threats, and hopped a plane to Denver. Kids are killing other kids.
Fights break out everyday in schools across America. It’s happening on a scale not seen before. Children are angry, undisciplined, feel unloved. Many of our young people are being taught to despise things that are good: their bodies, (their future) children, their flag and country, any kind of authority, God and the Bible.
The first line of defense against Satan, against demonic forces in this world, are parents. They have the most influence on children from the moment of birth. Children are to be nurtured so they feel loved, taught right from wrong using a biblical basis, and given the example of a godly life.
We have turned into a society of “lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.” I’m reminded of the words of Paul in Romans 12:2 (KJV). “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”