Guest Post by David Ettinger, The Most Challenging Command

This post explains another aspect in our Assignment series. To become more like Christ it is necessary to strip away our fears, anxieties, and depression about the things we cannot change.

By David Ettinger

The Christian Challenge
One passage I see coming to fruition more than any other is 2 Timothy 3:1-9, which begins: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.”

I won’t record the remaining 8 verses, but some of the key phrases are: “slanderers,” “unholy,” “without self-control,” “brutal,” “haters of good,” “treacherous,” and “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

Human history has been rife with such behavior, but in these days it is being played out at the highest levels of society, particularly among the leaders of nations. If you catch up on the news daily, you are acutely aware of this reality.

Things will only get worse, and Christians will continue to be challenged in one particular area. As society and the culture grow ever more anti-Christian, anti-Bible, and anti-God, believers will have to look at one specific command and…

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