||Casualties on the Battlefield of Truth
||2 Timothy 4:1-4
One of the most probing questions Jesus asked about His future return was this, "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8). Today the historic Christian faith is being attacked, not just by outsiders, but insiders--by so-called Christians! Emergent-church philosophies espouse sentiments like, "Well, your truth isn't everyone else's truth." The idea of absolute truth is considered to be passe and harsh. What are we to make of all this?
I. A Prevalent Condition (vs 1)
II. A Coming Evaluation (vs 1)
A. Jesus Will Come
B. Jesus Will Judge
III. A Present Obligation (vs 2)
A. The Great Need
B. The Various Expressions
IV. A Future Renunciation (vss 3-4)
A. What They Refuse
B. What They Want
1. Why is it the natural propensity of mankind to turn away from truth and plunge into error? How have you noticed that tendency in your own life?
2. Name two personal benefits you have discovered from feeding off the truth in your own life. What difference has it made?