Everyone, or at least nearly everyone has a form of godliness. I deduct this by the simple phrase, “God made man in His own image.”
If mankind is made in the image of God, all mankind has a form of ‘godliness’. However, some people attempt to extend their form by dressings the part and “acting” the part.
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In Second Timothy chapter 3, Paul first writes about perilous times coming at the end. This is where Paul goes into what men will be, lovers of their own selves, and a long list of “me” personality and evil stuff.
Take a short look at some of the list of what men will be in the last days.
- Disobedient to parents
- Without natural affection
- Lovers of pleasure (more than lovers of God)
And in all of this, they still have something going for themselves…
Having a Form of Godliness, But Deny the Power
II Timothy 3
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
They have a form of godliness. They have the form, but they deny the power. These people often are the ones leading everyone in prayers outwardly, but have a closet life. I pray this is not any of our readers.
I don’t know about you, but I get sad when I read this, because these types of people are not just deceiving others, they are deceiving themselves.
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
These people who having a form of godliness, but are denying the power of God and power of His Word, and who turn many away; they are always learning, but are never able to learn and do the knowledge of truth.
Having a Form of Godliness
They study much, but can’t explain the significance of Jesus dying and being in the grave three days and three nights. I’m not here to insult or bash, and I apologize if I have. This scripture from Brother Paul speaks volumes. I pray it admonishes us all, and that we continue to walk in the truth of our God, and Lord JESUS the Christ.
Peace and blessings
On a quick note – if you’re reading this on the actual date it is posted, this evening will begin the Memorial of the Blowing of Trumpets at sundown. This is a Annual Sabbath of the Lord God of Israel, and I certainly want to bid you Happy Holy Day in Jesus name!