The Last Days (Don’t put your foot in your mouth too)!

There is not just a little confusion over the Last Days. One of the reasons for this is because of what Peter said in Acts 2:14-21. What he said was not true and you will see that it was not true if you just look at Joel Chapter 2, from which he was quoting. The only thing Peter got right was the spirit being poured out.

Joel 2 is speaking about the coming of the Days of the LORD—“days of darkness and gloom, the sun an.d the moon are darkened, the stars quit shining, Yahweh utters his voice at the head of his army, numberless are they who obey his command, etc.” We are all guilty one time or another in a time of excitement of putting our foot in our mouths and this was one of Peter’s. After all, he did not know about the secret and wouldn’t know about it for a few years yet.

Believers spoke in tongues on the Day of Pentecost; they didn’t prophesy. the sun did not go black; the moon did not turn to blood and stars did n0t quit giving their light. What happened was not “what was spoken through the prophet Joel.”

The second usage of the words “in the last days” is in 2 Tim 3 where it says distressing times will come where people will be:

  • lovers of themselves, implacable, slanderers, swollen with conceit,
  • lovers of money, profligates, brutes, treacherous,
  • boasters, arrogant, abusive, haters of good, reckless
  • disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman
  • lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
  • holding to the outward form of godliness, but denying its power

Paul goes on to say that these folks are of corrupt minds and counterfeit faith, who oppose the truth. they are wicked people and impostors who will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and even themselves. Rather than spend time wondering who they are Paul exhorts Timothy and the rest of us “to continue in what we have learned and firmly believed, know from whom we have learned it (who did Timothy learn from? His teacher, his/our father in the Word, Paul).

I have covered this subject in great detail in my book, available at http://www.fredswolfe.com with my money back guarantee (if you don’t like it send it to me and I will send you your money back with shipping).

What do you think; do you think just because someone says something in the Bible makes it automatically true?

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About fredswolfe

I was born in 1949 and raised in Paris, Illinois. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and received an assignment to serve aboard the U.S.S. Mauna Loa, AE-8 off the coast of Vietnam. During my three years and nine months of active duty, I toured the Mediterranean Sea twice and the Caribbean Sea once. What an experience to look back on! I was separated from the Navy three months early to attend College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Near the end of my first term as Student Body President, I received Jesus Christ and became born again in 1974. I have been studying the Bible, The Word of God and teaching others ever since. I have been married for thirty five years to my wife Joanne, from Whitestone, New York. We are the proud parents of two grown sons and two granddaughters and two grandsons. We have lived in Illinois, New York, Arizona and California, where we now make our home, in Marina Del Rey.

3 responses to “The Last Days (Don’t put your foot in your mouth too)!”

  1. folg1 says :

    Thumbs up, a smile, the sound of joy in my heart. I wanted to give small pictures to it, but that does not work.

    Like

  2. Tamara says :

    I will search myself and not deceive myself in these areas where we people have become distressed in ourselves as:

    lovers of themselves, implacable, slanderers, swollen with conceit,
    lovers of money, profligates, brutes, treacherous,
    boasters, arrogant, abusive, haters of good, reckless
    disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman
    lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
    holding to the outward form of godliness, but denying its power

    Cleanse my mind, renew my faith, welcome truth.

    Like

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