"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them...always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth."
(2 Timothy 3:1-15)
This video clip reveals just how far we have fallen as a society:
The intro to this video is worth reading as well:
A thousand years from now, anthropologists will sift through the rubble of our failed civilization, find this video, cue it up, and understand instantly. “This is where it started,” they’ll say, exchanging knowing glances. “This was the beginning of the end.”
But things aren't this bad everywhere, as the church still resides on the planet - serving as the 'restrainer' of pure evil. Once the church is gone, things will change rapidly. For now, with the presence of Jesus' followers - not all is lost (but it will be soon). For now, we can contrast the contents of the video above with the more uplifting message below which could be called "The Bottom Line". It also reveals the only hope for mankind:
[This entire article is most definitely worth reading - below are just a few quotes]
Since there is such a difference in our ages and I'm old enough to at least by your grandfather if not your great grandfather, it would seem that common ground would be hard to find.I'm sure your interests are vastly different from mine, you more than likely listen to different music, watch different television programs and talk about far different subjects than would interest an old gray haired fiddle player like me.And, most importantly, your Christianity is going to be challenged by those who consider themselves too cool, too sophisticated and too suave to admit faith in Jesus.But our book tells us that there is only one way, one truth and one life. That there is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved, and His name is Jesus Christ.