POLICE PRESTIGE DECLINES, CRIME INCREASES, CIVILIZATION WEAKENS

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Front Page Mag: In the latest of a string of municipal police stand-downs, New York City officers slunk away after a jeering crowd dumped water on them. In a separate incident in Harlem, an officer was hit on the head with a hard-plastic bucket.

This retreat from an assault on the law was not as consequential as that of Portland police who did nothing as journalist Andy Ngo got assaulted and injured by Antifa thugs, but it bespeaks a dangerous trend: The growing disdain for the prestige of law enforcement officers, who now are politically handcuffed and prevented from doing their jobsmore …

Opinion: But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”  2 Timothy 3:1-5 

Paul gave Timothy a list of traits to expect in the last days, a period that covers from the 1st century to the return of Jesus Christ. When studied in dispensations, the time period becomes clear:

  1. Innocence: Creation to the fall (Gen. 1 – 3) (Gen. 1:27-28)
  2. Conscience: Fall to the flood (Gen. 4 – 8)
  3. Human Government: Exit from the Ark to Abraham (Gen. 9 – 11) (Gen. 9:6)
  4. Promise: Abraham to the Law (Gen. 12 – Ex. 19)
  5. Law: Ten Commandments to Calvary (Ex. 20 – Acts 1)
  6. Grace: Pentecost to the Rapture (Acts 2 – Rev. 4:1) (Rom. 6:14; Eph. 2:8-9)
  7. Millennial Kingdom: Imprisonment of Satan to the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20)

Paul warns of societal degeneration in the 6th dispensation when people will be disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, without self-control and without love. (article above)

Though Paul considered these characteristics already present in the church at Ephesus, he warned Timothy that they would increase with time.

And from such people turn away!” 

See more on Dispensations in BP 101 chapter 3 here

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