…Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 2 Peter 3:3
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ. Colossians 2:8
The following excerpt was taken from a post of one claiming to be a “closet atheist Christian missionary female” :
God to us:
“You’re not enough. You should be dead. You should burn. You are a horrible person. There is so much evil in you. You are evil. Don’t trust yourself. Don’t trust your emotions. Don’t trust your judgement. It isn’t good enough, it could be evil and most likely is. You will ruin yourself. And everyone and everything around you.
“But don’t worry, just be in relationship with me. Then it’ll get better. You’ll get better. Then you can say you’re sorry as often as you want! And as long as you do so often enough and really actually be sorry, then I’ll let you be close to me. Basically, you should just be in a constant state of sorry. Because everything you do is covered by your stench of evil sin, so I have to go back over it and smear my son’s blood all over it to cover up the horrible smell that is you.
The rest of that garbage wasn’t worth pursuing… you already get the idea.
Seriously, is this the caliber of people (dangerous filthy liars) that some churches are sending out as ambassadors ( as representatives) of Christ to the nations!?
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3
“And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” Matthew 11:16
… who do not have to make up reckless, treacherous, disgusting lies in order to create offense.