According to the New Testament we are living in the last days, the time between Christ’s first and second coming. Paul warned a young pastor, Timothy, that this period in history will be marked by denial of God’s truth in Scripture, blatant and subtle, and godlessness even among leaders in God’s church. 2 Timothy, particularly 3:1-17, makes for disturbing reading. It is easy to project the apostasy of the “last days” that are spoken of into some distant future. However, a closer look at both the text and our society, particularly the African Christian landscape, brings to the fore the...
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