Difficult Times Ahead1-5Don't be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They'll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they're animals. Stay clear of these people.
6-9These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who, depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself "truth." They get exploited every time and never really learn. These men are like those old Egyptian frauds Jannes and Jambres, who challenged Moses. They were rejects from the faith, twisted in their thinking, defying truth itself. But nothing will come of these latest impostors. Everyone will see through them, just as people saw through that Egyptian hoax.
Sounds like Paul was writing to Timothy about today and some of the off the wall stuff that is being taught as fact on television. This is the main reason why we should also be reading the scriptures for ourselves so that the Holy Spirit can bring to remembrance the things that we have read that totally contradict some of the fluff that is being taught on T.V. God cares greatly what we believe and wants us to know the truth because the truth will set us free. so go to Bible gateway and start reading. It does the body good.