Day 172/260: Read 2 Timothy 3
You may have heard a religious person say, “We’re all going to heaven, just taking different paths to get there.” Friends, this is a lie that has been pushed by false teachers for decades, and every day this ungodly line of thinking infects more and more sincere people who simply have not thought it through. “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Paul gives us quite a list of evil deeds and attitudes in the third chapter of 2 Timothy. “Perilous times” indeed. Just like the “evil men and imposters” who have been spreading these false doctrines, those who fall for their lies “grow worse and worse” year by year.
The sad thing is that so many truly are sincere, but they just don’t understand the fullness of God’s grace and truth. They are the epitome of those “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” They may attend worship services every week, read their Bible every day, but they are being misled by deceptive men and women who are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
The gospel is simple. God wants to save you. Turn your life over to Him, eliminating sin from your life and infusing yourself with the righteousness that is found only in His Word. Examine the local church of Christ in your area and explore the simple gospel that the Spirit revealed through the inspired writers of the New Testament.
Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)
2 Timothy 2:15. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Pray for those who are deceived, and for those who are deceiving, that they may come to a knowledge of God and repent.