You should also know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. 2. Timothy 3:1-2a NLT

They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act as if they are religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. 2. Timothy 3:3-5 NLT

It seems to me we are going through difficult times, and I am not talking here about the recent exposures of greedy and shady business ordeals in the mortgage world, that is now affecting the stock market on Wall Street, or the devastations caused by ‘Mother Nature’. No, in fact, I am talking about Christians! Or to put it more accurately; those who appear to be Christians, as this scripture above says.

In order to live a fruitful Godly life, and not fall into deception, we [...]