Glenn kicked off the radio show this morning with two stories that may seem like they don’t affect your life, but Glenn really thinks that they do. In one, a woman shot a man in what she claimed was self-defense and then took his photo with her cell phone before driving off. In another, a man posted a video of his wife’s temper tantrum. Reacting to the videos, Glenn was left wondering how Americans have become so self-absorbed and in love with themselves – and told listeners about a Bible passage that showed exactly what was happening in the world.
“When I watched that videotape, I saw those two stories last night and I thought to myself, we are in interesting times,” Glenn said. ”Men now are lovers of themselves. They are not ‑‑ they are not in love with anything but themselves. Geraldo Rivera tweeting a picture of himself, he is a lover of himself, not truth. Himself. We are covetous. With Al Sharpton, boasting. That he took the anger and he organized that anger. Look at our president the way he stands, with his chin up in the air like Mussolini. We are proud. We are arrogant. We are blasphemous. Chanting hail Satan. Just outside of the capitol in Austin.”
“We are disobedient to our parents. Tell me the respect that we have for parents anymore. “I want my healthcare.” You had yours, grandma. Remember that quote? We are unthankful. How many times have your kids really been grateful for anything, really, truly grateful? We are unholy. We don’t have natural affection towards people anymore. We don’t have natural affection? We don’t ‑‑ we’re turning into those people in China that ‑‑ remember that video that came out about a year ago where a kid was run over in the street and they just kept running over him, and people would actually step over this child? Do you remember that? We are losing our natural affection for each other. We are truce‑breakers. Do our ‑‑ do our allies even know where we stand? Does our word mean anything anymore? We’re false accusers. “You’re a racist! It’s your fault!” We are despisers of those that are good. We are traitors, we are heady, we are high‑minded, we are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. There are those who have the form of godliness. At the same time those who have the form of godliness deny the power of God. Men are corrupt. And those who are godly, those who try to stand for those things that are right are suffering persecution and soon prosecution.”
Glenn said that the news today reminds him of 2 Timothy 3 in The Bible:
3 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, [a]haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [b]godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who [c]enter into households and captivate [d]weak women weighed down with sins, led on byvarious impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the [e]knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.9 But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as [f]Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.
10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, [g]perseverance, 11 persecutions, andsufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is [h]inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for[i]training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
“But we have to keep our eye on the truth, and nothing grand, nothing profound, if you will, nothing Earth‑shattering, nothing that anybody had to study for, you know, 40 years. I’ve spent my whole life. Simple. Truth. And endure all the things that will happen. And become an evangelist for that truth. The truth that there is a god. He’s going to judge all of us in the end. He’s the only ‑‑ he’s the only time that there will ever be true justice. There will never be justice. There will never be equality. There will never be anything because man is involved. But there is coming a time when he will judge, and whether it’s you or the other guy that “gets it” in the end, I got it. I’ll be judged, you’ll be judged and so maybe we should serve him. And the best way to serve him is to serve our fellow man. And how do we serve our fellow man?”
“You know what? As a parent, as a parent there are times when you just cannot console your own children. There’s nothing you can say. They’re beyond reason. And you just hold them and you just tell them it’s going to be okay. It’s going to be okay because I know tomorrow comes, and I know we can start all over, and I know, honey, you don’t want to hear this, but this will make us stronger. It’s going to be okay. Find the truth and dedicate your life to it.”
“I’m a watchman on the tower and it is my responsibility to tell you the things that I see coming, but once I’ve told you, you are the watchman on the tower. If you don’t say it, if you don’t preach it, if you don’t dedicate your life as much as I dedicate my life. Every second of the day I’m trying to find out how I’m trying to get more people to understand. If you don’t do it, judgment’s on you, not me. It’s your job.”