Day 15: Religion Kills – Lovers of Their Own Selves, a Lack of Grace

Day 15: Religion Kills – Lovers of Their Own Selves, a Lack of Grace

Day 15: Religion Kills – Lovers of Their Own Selves, a Lack of Grace

Day 15 meditation reveals that a lack of grace will always produce lovers of their own self.

After listing nineteen characteristics of men in the last days, Paul tells Timothy that these kinds of men would, by trickery and deception, bring under control or take captive the minds of silly women. He wrote, “For of this sort [. . . lovers of their own selves . . . (2 Tim. 3:2)] are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts” (2 Tim. 3:6). Day 15 meditation declares that these men would be able to take one of the greatest virtues of womanhood, the trusting of another, and twist it into a weakness.

Day 15 meditation emphasizes that a lack of grace will always make believers susceptible to religion that kills.

In the last days, Paul stated that this sort will capture the minds of these women (also many others in the visible church) and bring them under their control. Lovers of their own selves will have the ability to do their destructive work because of a lack of grace flowing in the life of the unsuspecting.

It is alarming to see this transpiring before the unsuspecting eyes of the church. It seems strange that this event could possibly occur when there are so many people in the church who have been turned on to teaching and learning. Watch almost any religious telecast, and you will see a people attentively listening and eagerly taking notes. It is as if the speaker almost has his congregation spellbound. There is something profound going on, but is it “. . . the power of God unto salvation . . .“ (Rom. 1:16)?

Paul says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” (2 Tim. 3:1). Paul is telling Timothy there are going to be some difficult, dangerous times that every Christian will encounter. Day 15 meditation will help prepare you for those dangerous times.

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Dr. James Stone is the founder and President of Christian Ministries, Inc., a ministry for personal, family, and church growth. He travels extensively across America and several foreign countries sharing his experiences with Jesus. His over 40 year career in ministry has included individual counseling, family counseling, church pastor, Bible college/seminary professorships, leader of revivals, Christian growth seminars & church growth specialist.

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