: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy ...” - 2 Timothy 3:1, 2.
COMMENT: Fully knowing how things would be in this age, Jesus Christ asked the question, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8) Definitely he will find faith, but they will be relatively few and far between. This is because of the pride in the hearts of many in this age who believe man is now an intellectual giant, capable of solving his problems and so does not need God and His word to guide them. We have seen however that though highly numerate and literate, without God, man is selfish, greedy, callous, and therefore dangerous to his fellow man. Such ones are ready tools in the hands of the devil. That is why there is so much poverty in various parts of the world, high rate of crime, marital instability, single parenthood, wars, dissensions and so on. God Almighty enjoins us through His servant to do His will always so as to be saved. St. Paul stated: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” - Titus 2:11-12.