The Bible’s prophecies are simply amazing. If it were not for willful blindness, all men would readily acknowledge that the evidence points irrefutably to the fact that the Bible is divinely inspired. Take 2 Timothy 3, for example. It’s description of the apostasy of our day is precise, even though it was penned 2,000 years ago. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be ... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1, 4). One fulfillment of this prophecy is the fact that consumers in the U.S. alone spent something like $15 BILLION dollars on electronic games in just one year (“U.S. Consumers Spend,” CNET, October 5, 2011). Today everyone can fiddle while Rome burns. And it’s not just “pagans” who are whiling away their lives on empty bubbles. Only the Lord knows how many hours His people waste on pure vanity while multitudes fall into eternity and the Harvest is neglected. There is a place for legitimate relaxation in the Christian life, but all too typically believers are only a step behind the world in their obsession with fun, and the typical youth group is not much more than a Christianized version of the world.
(Friday Church News Notes, September 21, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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