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A Parable Explained:

"The Lost Sheep"
Event 1 - Final Signs

Key Text

"Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; " 2 Timothy 3:4
Craze for Pleasure
Prophecy: "In the last days ... men shall be ... lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God." 2 Timothy 3:1-4.

As the time of their probation was closing, the antediluvians gave themselves up to exciting amusements and festivities. Those who possessed influence and power were bent on keeping the minds of the people engrossed with mirth and pleasure, lest any should be impressed by Noah's last solemn warnings. Do we not see the same repeated in our day? While God's servants are giving the message that the end of all things is at hand, the world is absorbed in amusements and pleasure seeking. There is a constant round of excitement that causes indifference to God and prevents the people from being impressed by the truths which alone can save them from the coming destruction.

The world has gone crazy for pleasure. Only a small percentage of the citizens of our large cities attend church services regularly, but they jam pleasure resorts by the thousands. America is spending billions each year for pleasure and only "peanuts" (in comparison) for God. Pleasure-mad Americans waste billions of hours in front of the TV set in direct fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3:4

Destruction of Jerusalem Stars Fall From Heaven Moral Degeneracy Turning to Spiritualism
A Great Persecution Capital Labor Troubles Craze for Pleasure Pride and Selfishness
The Great Earthquake Wars and Commotions Violence Drunkeness & Gluttony
Sun Turned to Darkness Unrest, Fear, & Upheaval Disasters and Death Desecration of Marriage
Moon Turned to Blood Increase of Knowledge Worldwide Warning Scoffers & Skeptics
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