posted on May, 13 2013 @ 10:14 PM
reply to post by defcon5
Right. I think it goes further than this. The mark of selfishness also denotes a thief. In each of the cases listed in 2 Timothy, the person in
question is willing to push others down to perceive themselves as more powerful in their own eyes. These are the types of people that treat others as
commodities for useful purpose. It goes on to show what kind of person they are. Verse 6 through 9 goes on to show how far they are into their own
narrow awareness of the world around them. It's like a baby only knowing the breast or the child clinging to his own narrow view of the world. We
all know the difference between these types and the person who is sincere in their walk through life, assisting others before themselves. The type of
person listed here has one person in mind when it comes to thoughts, words and deeds.
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do
with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of
evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers
oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in
the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Consider Jannes and Jambres. They were the magicians that contended with Moses on behalf of Pharaoh. This is significant when you consider the
current day 'experts in the law' that work mind control over populations of people. This is very evident when we look at the words of President O
compared to his actions. They do not match. The words manipulate so the actions can then walk a deceptive direction. The same magician is at work
by intent (Design). Take a look at JFK and you see the opposite of this desire for self. JFK was in this for the people and his words matched his
actions. He clearly thought of others above his own ambitions.