You should know this because it’s true, it comes right out of God’s Word; that in the last days there will be rapidly increasing difficult times because the Day of the Lord is soon. Signs of His very soon return will be that more and more people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud about their wickedness, mocking God and His people. They will be unloving and unforgiving. They will be extremely disobedient to their parents, having no regard for the wisdom of the aged, ungrateful and even terrorizing people just for fun and fame. They will consider nothing sacred. They enjoy slandering others for personal gain. They have no self-control with their feelings and emotions. They will be cruel in ways that are unheard of, hating all that is good and holy. They will even betray their friends and not feel guilty or ashamed. They are reckless lawbreakers, arrogant in their love of pleasure.
People oppose the truth because they don’t understand the truth, having rejected the Spirit of God over and over until they have no good conscious or sense left. So they are very eager to follow new teachings that oppose the teachings of our Lord God. They act religious but they reject the power of God that could make them godly.
People no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching from the Word of God, but instead they follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them everything will be just fine. They will not be prepared for what is coming. But these false teachers and prophets won’t get away with this for long, soon people will recognize what fools they have been to take the word of false teachers and prophets instead of God’s word, but it will be too late!
But, I have hope when I remember Your faithful love that never ends! Your mercies never cease. Great is Your faithfulness and Your mercies begin afresh each morning when I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” You O Lord are good to those who depend on You and who eagerly search for You. It is very good for me to wait quietly for You and to submit to the yoke of Your discipline and good works.
(Taken from 2 Timothy 3 and 4, and Lamentations 3)