Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on December 22, 1968.

There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts (II Pet. 3:3)

In the earliest manuscripts we find the words en empaigmone (literally "in" or "with scoffing") in addition to the word for "scoffers." This virtual duplication, familiar in the Old Testament, is taken by many as implying emphasis. Moffatt has, "Mockers will come with their mockeries in the last days, men who go by their own passions."

What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness (II Pet. 3:11)

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Signs of the Times
December 14, 1968

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