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2 Timothy 3:1-9

Author: Kent Berghuis

How Far Will Evil Go?
2 Timothy 3:1-9

As we look around at the decay in the world we may ask ourselves, "How far will evil go?"  
Fortunately God has not been caught by surprise by current events, and Paul offers us a couple of 
perspectives to answer the question.

I.  Evil will go pretty far (1-7).

	A.  We are living in the last days.
		--What is meant by this?  The last days can be any time before God's judgment is 
poured out.  In a very real sense, the NT teaches that the last days began after Christ's crucifixion 
and will continue until his return in glory.

	B.  People will lack personal character.

	C.  People will lack loving relationships.

	D.  People will oppose God.

II.  Evil will not get very far (8-9).

	A.  Those who oppose God will be rejected by God (8).

	B.  The foolishness of sin will ultimately be clear to everyone who believes (9).



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