For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 2 Timothy 3:6-7
Paul, in his final instructions to Timothy, spoke of the “end-times” revealing his own personal view of the imminent return of Christ. Two thousand years later (with Paul’s words ringing in our ears), we continue to look for our Savior’s glorious appearance.
Someone once said that the American church contains some of the best trained Christians in the world. I would tend to agree. The wealth of material available to those within the confines of our culture is astounding. Yet, despite all the education and improved methods, our worldwide influence has not grown. Could it be that we have become addicted to “learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth?” Are we too willing to avoid the real work of taking the gospel to a lost world? Are we substituting faithless activity for obedient action? Perhaps, we are so busy preparing for the trip that we consistently miss the train.
People get ready. There’s a train a comin’. You don’t need no baggage. You just get on board. – Curtis Mayfield
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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