of Evil!

Gen. James Green

“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, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”

(2 Tim. 3:1-5).


E VERY GENERATION, since there has been Bibles in print, has read these verses and thought: “This is speaking of my generation.” It matters not whether the writer was thinking of his generation (the END!), or way down the road—“evil” times and “evil” men will be on the increase.

Equally striking and convincing as the “signs” in the social, political, and scientific etc. worlds are those which are given in the Scriptures to take place in the realm of religion. Apostasy (not merely backsliding, but a falling away forever!), and departure from Biblical faith will become a trend.


Presented below are various translations:

Weymouth (1912) translates this passage as follows:

“But of this be assured: in the last days grievous times will set in. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious, destitute of natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers. They will have no self-control, but will be brutal, opposed to goodness, treacherous, headstrong, self-important. They will love pleasure instead of loving God, and will keep up a make-believe of piety and yet live in defiance of its power. Turn away from people of this sort.”


Moffatt (The New Testament, A New Translation) translates it:

“Mark this, there are had times coming in the last days. For men will be selfish, fond of money, boastful, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreverent, callous, relentless, scurrilous, dissolute, and savage; they will hate goodness, they will be treacherous, reckless and conceited, preferring pleasure to God—for though they keep up a form of religion, they will have nothing to do with it as a force. Avoid all such.”


Fenton (The New Testament in Modern English) puts it thus:

“Know this, however, that in the last days there are impending terrible times. For men will be lovers of self, avaricious, empty, pretentious, libelous, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, senseless; without parental affections; implacable, calumniators, profligate, inhuman; without love of goodness, traitors, reckless, stupid, lovers of pleasure more than lover of God; having an appearance of religion, while denying its power; but turn away from these.”


Ballantine (The Riverside New Testament) makes it read:

“I would have you know this, that in the last days, trying times will come; for people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, haughty, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, profane, without family affection, relentless, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, haters of God. They will have a form of religion, but will cast off its power. Avoid such people.”


And Goodspeed (the New Testament—An American Translation) has this:

“Understand this, that in the last days there are going to be hard times. People will be selfish, avaricious, boastful, arrogant, abusive, undutiful, ungrateful, irreverent, unfeeling, irreconcilable, slanderous, with no self-control, brutal, with no love for what I good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, caring more for pleasure than for God, keeping up the forms of religion, but resisting its influence. Avoid such people.”



OH, THESE TWO DEMONS literally run today’s church (I include the Roman Catholic church and sects like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons etc. as well).

We are not told to surmise this, or to suppose it, we are told to KNOW IT!, to be ASSURED OF IT!, to MARK IT!, and to UNDERSTAND IT!...such a condition is definitely foretold. All these things are to manifest themselves among church members (true Christians are not included). One of the main “signs” is “a form of godliness” (v. 5). This was evident in Jesus’ day among the “religious”—He called it HYPOCRISY!! In other words they keep up a make-believe piety, and yet live in defiance of its power. They never allow the sword that cuts and the fire that burns near them. Without the slaying and burning (purifying) of the “old man,” hypocrisy will manifest. Look at today’s church for proof.

Last Days

THEY WILL BE DAYS marked by (polluted by!) ever-increasing wickedness, a collapse of moral standards, and the multiplying of fake, snake, and flake believers. Hello America!!! Both ministers and Churchites have become enemies of the Cross.


Churchianity = Zephaniah 3

GEN. DEBORAH was teaching on this chapter this morning (Sept. 10, 2015). I thought to myself: “This sounds like modern Churchianity” (read vss. 1-4). The “people of God” were rebellious and polluted in the days leading up to Christ’s time; He (Jesus) found Jerusalem the same way in which Zephaniah wrote: rebellious, polluted, those who did not listen and heed God’s voice (thru His Prophets), they accepted no correction or instruction, did not trust in the LORD, trusted in her wealth, drew near to Baal or Molech, her officials were wolves, her prophets lacked truth, gravity, and steadiness, they were men of treachery, her priests profaned the sanctuary, and they did violence to the law…(see the Amplified Bible version).

When Paul penned 2 Tim. 3:2-5, he probably had Zeph. 3 in mind; PAUL GIVES A LIST OF SINS THAT ALL HAVE THEIR ROOT IN SELF-LOVE (vss. 2-4).

Apostate Robert Schuller (deceased) taught that lack of love for oneself is the root of sin!, but apostolic revelation teaches the opposite. This “self-love,” and “self-esteem” is rooted in the devil!

Both the minister and the people are spiritually sick and perverted today. Zephaniah said the officials and judges prey like animals (some use the word “wolves,” and others, “bears”); we call them (as did Jesus) “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Zephaniah described Jerusalem’s prophets as extravagant and treacherous, and her priests are guilty of profanation and lawlessness. He mentions Baal and Chemarim (Zeph. 1:4), swearing by Malcham (v. 5), and he mentions the princes and the king’s children clothed in “strange” (or queer! v. 8) apparel. Zoom to 2015 and we see this is obvious—church folks looking like queer perverts, rap/rock/rave/punk etc. perverts…piercings and tattoos to finish it all off.


Vss. 8 and 9 mention 4 things:

1) foreign (queer) attire,

2) leaping over the threshold (a pagan act),

3) violence, and

4) fraud.


The “queer” clothes were a sign of disloyalty (with a hint, no doubt of homosexuality/lesbianism). The leaping over the threshold is best explained by 1 Sam. 5:4, 5; it is Philistine practice, not Judaic The Greek Old Testament reads: “all who fill the house of the Lord their God with violence and fraud,” but it is better to understand “house” not to mean the temple, but the palace.

The “offices” (sarim) are the princes (Sarah, a feminine form of the word used, means “princess”). For “king’s sins,” the LXX has: “the house of the king,” or “household,” which is equivalent. This conduct of “paganism” is not merely coming from the church goers, but also from the ministers’ children—all today look and act perverted.


The List:

THE FOLLOWING was complied by Rev. Carlyle B. Haynes of the Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1926:



“COVETOUS,” “lovers of money,” “fond of money,” “avaricious.” Men today are covetous. There is deep-rooted, ingrained, unprincipled covetousness. There is oppression, robbery, immorality, fraud, and even murder, all for gold. There is an inordinate lust for wealth and greed of gain. There is speculation, political bribery, public plundering, and even preaching for money. Yes, there is praying for money, and singing for money in the church. This is a money-loving age. We are in the last days of a covetous and sinful world.


The Spirit of Self-Praise

“BOASTERS,” “boastful,” “empty.” Wherever one goes today, he finds a spirit of self-praise, a spirit of boasting. Men boast of their skill, of their talents, of their strength, their power, their prowess, even of their criminal excesses, the hearts they have broken, and the virtue they have despoiled. They are willing to give alms only when they can do so amid a flourish of trumpets.



“PROUD,” “haughty,” “ pretentious,” “arrogant.” Pride of every kind is prevalent today. There is national pride, political pride, religious pride, and social pride. There is pride in dress, in which honor, reputation, life, and health are sacrificed to fashions originating in the Paris underworld. There is pride of every grade and class. In no previous age have men become so devoted to pride and luxury.



“BLASPHEMERS,” “profane,” “abusive,” “libelous.” This word comes from the Greek blasphemeo, meaning “to speak evil of, to slander, to defame, to revile.” In this sense, blasphemy surrounds us today on every side. We hear it in the streets, in the homes, in the stores, in the factories, in the banks, in the offices, in the cars, in the parlors, on the sea, on the land, and in the air. It is printed in the newspapers, magazines, and books. This is an age noted for evil-speaking and blasphemy.

Disobedience to Parents

“DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS,” “ undutiful.” Obedient children today are rare. There is a breaking away from parental restrictions, a disregard of all parental authority and control, an open disobedience to parental will. This condition especially marks this age, and in this one respect there has been a vast change in the last half century. The children of our times are old in sin, knowing more iniquity at the age of fifteen than their parents did at thirty.



“UNTHANKFUL,” “thankless,” “ungrateful.” This is an age of ingratitude. Men fail to thank God for His goodness, His mercy, His love, and the blessings He sends upon them. Children fail to honor their parents or to give any return for their love and care. Men who may receive a favor today will tomorrow return evil for good. Trusts are betrayed, secrets disclosed, and confidences violated by pretended friends.



“UNHOLY,” “irreligious,” “irreverent,” “senseless,” “profane.” This is an age of religion so far as profession goes, but there is very little genuine religion, very little holiness, very little reverence. There is a great deal of outward show in the externals of religion, displayed in magnificent church buildings, stained glass windows, mitered priests, lordly clergy, gorgeous furnishings, pompous rituals, stately ceremonies, eloquent preachers, costly organs, highly paid singers, extravagant music, and much pomp and pageantry; but there is very little real holiness and reverence. Very few of the people of God possess the full powers of undefiled manhood and womanhood. Very few are entirely free from the influence of debasing habits, lusts, and appetites. It was God’s purpose that the church should overcome the world, but today the world is overcoming the church.


Without Natural Affection

“WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION,” “destitute of natural affection,” “ callous,” “without parental affections,” “without family affection,” “unfeeling.” This Scripture in fulfilled today. Take the testimony of the abortionist, who grows rich in his hellish work; take the testimony of the vendors of poisons sold to pervert the processes of nature; and take the testimony of the victims of these devilish practices. Then read the accounts of the murder of innocent children because they are not wanted; read the records of divorce cases, the desertions, the killing of aged parents by selfish children, and then judge if this is not an age which is callous, unfeeling, and without natural affection.



“TRUCEBREAKERS,” “unforgiving,” “relentless,” “implacable,” “irreconcilable.” This is an age when very little dependence can he placed in the pledged word of men. Lawsuits over broken contracts clog our legal machinery. Treaties between nations become “mere scraps of paper” when they stand in the way of cherished ambitions. Some men cannot be believed on oath. This is an ago of trucebreaking and implacability.


False Accusation

“FALSE ACCUSERS,” “slanderers,” “scurrilous,” “calumniators,” “slanderous.” This certainly is a characteristic of the present time. There is a spirit of slander, calumny, detraction, and false accusation abroad in the land, and it seems uncontrollable. Falsehoods run through the earth, multiplied a thousand times by the press. In political campaigns there is too much of misrepresentation, falsehood, and slander. But it is not confined to politics.



“INCONTINENT,” “dissolute,” “profligate,” “without self-control.” This is an age of moral corruption. Adultery is common; licentiousness is prevalent; illicit love fills the newspapers with tales of “affinities,” “soul mates,” and “crimes of passion;” divorce is increasing at an alarming rate. This results from the whole course of fashionable life today, from the immoral fashions in dress, from lewd theatrical performances, from intemperate habits of eating, from highly seasoned foods, all of which lead to unbridled lust.


Fierceness and Brutality

“FIERCE,” “brutal,” “savage,” “inhuman.” This is fulfilled in the calamities which nations inflict on each other in their conflicts. Should a visitor from another planet look upon the world’s battlefields and behold the fire of the great guns, see the mangled and broken bodies of the dead and dying, and witness the pain and misery which men deal out to each other, he would think he had lost his way and had reached hell instead of earth. Today there is a spirit of unforgiving, unalterable, unrelenting hatred between nations of men.


Hatred and Contempt of Goodness

“DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD,” “opposed to goodness,” “they will hate goodness,” “ without love of goodness,” “haters of good,” “with no love for what is good.” It has been a characteristic of all times that the evil hate the good, but hatred of goodness and the good is a special characteristic of the present age. This chapter in Second Timothy from which we are quoting, also declares that “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (verses 12, 13). And as evil men have become worse and more numerous, so has the hatred of the good increased.

Today, as in all previous times, the good suffer persecution. Those who do not serve God, hate and dislike those who do. There are many today who reverence the holy men of old, but for those who live the same sort of lives now, they have nothing but contempt and hatred. There are Christians today who cannot bind their consciences by forms and ceremonies and laws which God never made or authorized, and such men become thereby outcasts and objects of reproach. There are those who will not give their souls into the keeping of some pope or bishop or preacher, but who believe that they must live up to the light which God has given thorn in Christ, knowing that they must give an account of themselves individually to God; and because of this they become a gazing-stock, outcasts from the crowd which follows the way of the majority.

And every thing that religious intolerance can do to oppose them, and make their lives miserable, and fence them away from all fellowship and friendship, is done with zeal.



“TRAITORS,” “treacherous.” This is a day when men who can be trusted under all circumstances are very rare. Trusts are accepted only to be betrayed. Cashiers and tellers abscond, trusted officials betray their trusts, and those in charge of the inheritance of widows and orphans manage to take the largest share for themselves, Even the closest friends cannot be trusted. Traitors are on every hand.



“HEADY,” “headstrong,” “reckless.” This is an age characterized by headstrong, reckless dispositions. Its spirit is that of speed and haste, for when you do not run with the crowd, you get run over. A headlong, feverish rashness prevails among men everywhere. Patience is a virtue long since discarded. Caution, prudence, and wisdom are obsolete virtues; everything must go through with a rush. “The wicked are like the troubled sea...whose waters cast up mire and dirt.” Great questions upon which the destiny of nations may hang are settled too often by wild tumults of popular passion.



“HIGH-MINDED,” “self-important,” “conceited,” “stupid.” Men are haughty today and self-sufficient. They are wiser in their own eyes than “seven men that can render a reason.” Youths just out of school suddenly make the astounding discovery that they know more than their elders. No other comment is needed on this expression than to observe a group of them on some corner, surrounded by clouds of cigarette smoke, settling the affairs of the universe with overweening conceit; vainglorious, puffed up, given to criticism of those in high places. This spirit of conceit and self-importance also permeates professed Christian people. Many will not accept the authority of God and the Bible. They place their own opinions above the plain Word of God. No matter how clearly God may speak to them from His Word, they submit only to that degree to which the divine requirement may harmonize with their desires and opinions.


Pleasure Lovers And Seekers

“LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD,” “they will love pleasure instead of loving God,” “preferring pleasure to God,” “caring more for pleasure than for God.” This is an age of amusement and pleasure of every description. Even the churches cannot run without periodical picnics, frolics, and shows. Simple pleasures are no longer sufficient to meet the requirements of this age of speed. There must be something wild, unnatural, exciting, and thrilling. The motion-picture craze has swept all classes from their moorings, and is educating the young in crime and conjugal infidelity.

Dr. Hayne’s world was 1926. Zoom up to 2015. I’m sure he would have some things to add. Radio had just come into existence; there were no TV’s, no internet, and even “the motion picture craze” he spoke of was nothing like the vileness/violence that is in today’s movie making. Now whole churches, organizations, and denominations are SIN-CRAZED beyond recognition. Lies, liars, and deceit cover ALL! There is no sin that we can name that can’t be found in and among the church of today.

Today’s Churchites live, for the most part, in a MAKE BELIEVE WORLD…believing themselves to be in “grace” when in reality they are “graceless.” Formalism and ceremonialism is the vogue in the more conservative churches; rashness and brashness is of the others…life entirely out-of-harmony with the teachings of Scripture. Pride and rebellion is their “thing.”


Easy and Sleazy

THIS PRETTY much tells the tale: no spiritual-warfare, no sacrifice, no loyalty, no self-denial—mostly all self-grandeur and high-mindedness (narcissism), not at all devoted to winning souls for Christ, only winning tithes-payers to their churches.

Jesus spoke of the religion of His day, and even gave a blistering indictment against it and the leadership (see Mt. 23). One of the indictments was “Ye make clean the outside…but within…full of extortion and excess” (v. 25). In other words, a fair exterior, but a dirty heart! “Good show ole chaps!,” but with hearts that were F-A-R from their God they claimed to know and serve. It was a pretentious religion, lacking the real stuff—very different from that of the true prophets of old; very different from the (future) indomitable, fearless, much-enduring, storm-braving, demon-fighting, militant, aggressive apostolic New Testament days.

Wow! what an emasculated church we have today (the males); what a defeminized church we have today (the females).

The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day were militant, but not according to the Spirit of God; it was a “religious” spirit. Jesus found it to be irksome, inefficient and uninfluential.

We have either a cold and dead formal religion, or the extreme—an arm-swinging, foot-stomping, dirty-dancing, cutting-edge church that is moved by the human spirit (with the help of a few demons!!).


Last Days

ALL THESE THINGS were predicted by Paul the apostle. As babies grow, so does sin, hence, APOSTATE Churchianity, under an outer pretense of “spirituality.” But amid the mega-begga ministries full of: crosses, altars, images, music, entertainments, e.g., “fun-in-the-Son”— SIN—PREVAILS! Wave after wave, the tides of vanity and rebellion roll on. Many—too many, are weary with it all, longing for the redemptive energy—a divine, eternal rescue. Souls are swept in and out with the tides of religions...abysmally lost in filthy waters therein. Their talismans (cross) offer no help. Their reverberant outcry falls on deaf ears…the fetid waters of religion takes them in and out, year in and year out...lassitude overcomes them…no help from their Judas Iscariot pastors (they are too busy counting the $$ to notice or care).


Get Out or Drown!

THE SOLUTION to the religious pollution is revolution: GET OUT before you DIE! The same divine energy which saved you, regenerated you, and transformed you (before you became “religious”) is still available. Your “godliness” is but a pretentious form.

The religionists of today are perfectly at home in the externals of religion: they are their own “savior,” their own “God,” and they can sin and not be guilty. They rejoice in pompous worship and ecclesiastical ceremonies (if they belong to the conservative camp). The others rejoice in loud rock-rap crap music, dress any ole way, do any ole thing, and call it “Christian.” Can’t tell these creatures apart from the LOST of the world—they ARE LOST! They don’t care if they are blind for their whole religious life is darkness (compared to the light of Scripture). But they have long ago departed from the faith, listening to men/women who have turned the grace of God into lasciviousness, and who have denied the Lord Jesus (Jude 4). What do they believe in? THEMSELVES!


Turn Away!

WE ARE TOLD TO TURN AWAY from such apostates (2 Tim. 3:5). It is really stupid to tolerate such fools. This does not mean that we don’t pray for them...we do all the time, but we do not fellowship their backsliding for any reason.

The church leadership these days is PLAGUED with liberal, recreant, and corrupt reprobates (v. 8) that resist the revealed truth of God’s Word. They prefer THEIR OWN WORDS. I’ve heard both Rick Warren and Joel Osteen say that they know what the Bible says, BUT, they personally don’t agree with it. This increasing apostasy has picked up speed over the last 10 years. Is it any wonder that America is considered SICK by most of the world?


This nation could rightly be classified as:

* antediluvian,

* debased, and

* bestial.


All one has to do is behold the “gay” (whatever that means!!) parades...PSYCHO through and through.

2 Tim. 3:13 tells us that: “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse…” Amen! But we, who are not of that sick crowd, are instructed to “continue in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of…” (v. 4). Jesus’ disciples did not learn how to REBEL like HELL! America has grown intellectually dumber and morally worse. This nation is on the brink of disaster.



JESUS ASKED: “...When the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?” (Lk. 18:8). He knew that the END would be marked by apostasy. Paul picked up on this terrible truth when he penned 1 Tim. 4:1: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith.” Here is shown a DEPARTURE from the true Biblical faith, instead of OBEDIENCE to it (see Paul’s statement in 2 Tim. 4:3,4 where he states the same: “…shall turn away their ears from the truth…”).

Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:3 that there would “come in the last days scoffers.” Jesus said in Mt. 24:12 that: “Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” It is cold outside.

I need not go all know the situation: DARKNESS—GROSS DARKNESS covers the land. While Bible reading, study, and preaching is disappearing, it is being replaced with “Political Correctness;” where does one turn? The Holy Spirit is still active. Even though the Bible is our physical guide book, the Holy Spirit is our guide. Mocking of the Bible (which has increased these days) is Satan’s chief means of turning people away from its contents...thus, apostasy.

After Paul made his remark in 2 Tim. 4:4, he follows up with “watch in all things” (v. 5); following this he testifies: “I am now ready to be offered (murdered for the truth!)” (v. 6). Are you ready?


Red Light Districts

THEY COVER this land from shore to shore—houses of prostitution (churches). Thank God there are a few that won’t bow to the pimpization of God’s Word.

What is your WHOREDOM Mr./Miss/Mrs./Ms. Churchite? Do you really believe that God accepts you Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms. Pastor? Do you really believe that the God of Standard is going to accept your prostitutions, your fornications, your adulteries, and your perversions? Are you ready for a Hosea 2:2-4 (read the entire chapter dear “Christian”)? REPENTANCE, AND ONLY REPENTANCE WILL CHANGE GOD’S MIND. This is what He is doing now—calling the whores and whoremongers (and their bastard children!) to REPENT, even in their whoredoms. Don’t disappoint the Lord God. Do business on your knees before you are CAST OFF forever.