More akin to your second description I believe. Verses 2-5 of 2 Timothy describe the character traits (for lack of a better description at the moment) of mankind during the last days. Verse 6 then draws a parallel of those previously mentioned "character traits" by saying that type of person is equal to that of a man who takes advantage of foolish women who have given their lives over to the pursuit of sins and lusts. A man could easily take advantage of such women by giving them whatever their sinful desires are (and then promising to give them more), but in the end, he uses that to trap them and use them for his own use (whatever that may be). It all revolves around someone getting what they want at the expense of others...see a weakness in others and take advantage of it to fulfil your own desires. Those last days are described as "perilous". Indeed it is perilous when men turn from all that is godly and right, and their main concern is only wanting to please themselves at all costs. Perilous spiritually and perilous physically.
Sorry, but it's been a while since I read those devotionals, so I don't remember details. Just do an internet search for Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotionals...look through them, and it won't take long to find where he takes an Old Testament promise, prophecy, or statements about Israel, and he then attributes it to the church.
Whether this was a misprint or not, and following the subsequent responses, I will still answer the question out of respect. I haven't read any books by Piper. Nor have I read any books by Pink, MacArthur, or Sproul. I did leaf through several Pink books that were offered free (to an ex-pastor of ours) by a traveling evangelist. Just a cursory flip through the books showed me how much Calvinism was promoted in them. I know enough about Piper, MacArthur, and Sproul to know that I don't want to read anything they've written either. Add to that, I don't have time to read. A good friend of mine sent me some books last year, and I haven't had time to finish the first one yet...though I'm close to finishing it. Please don't be offended, because I'm sure that you have certain standards/guidelines that you follow...as everyone does...but I have no desire to read a book that was written by anyone who adheres to Calvinism in any shape or form; therefore, I've never read any books from Piper, MacArthur, Sproul, Kennedy, Pink, or anyone else that adheres to Calvinism for that matter. The only exception is that I have read some of Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotions; however, I quit reading them because they were rife with Calvinist and Replacement Theology overtones.
Please know that I'm saying this out of concern and not in a condescending tone. This is a major problem...especially if he's studying God's word...and especially if his mind is already made up on this. The Bible is clear... 1Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. It's the man's responsibility to provide for his family; if he doesn't, he's denied the faith and is worse than a lost heathen. I realize that there are circumstances; in which, a man may be unable to provide for his family...such as major medical problems; however, if the man is physically able, it's his responsibility...not the wife's. If you care for this man, pray that he will come to this realization before you marry him.
I hope I didn't give the wrong impression; in that, when I said...
I certainly believe Paul was under inspiration when he wrote what he did. Though permitted to include his own judgment, God (who is all-knowing) knew what Paul's judgment would be; therefore, Paul's judgment became part of (and included as) the inspired word of God...
I believe the gift of tongues was a spiritual gift (given to the early church) of being able to speak in a foreigner's human language that was otherwise unknown and unlearned by the speaker. Yes...in addition to the name of the Father and of the Holy Ghost...as Jesus Christ himself instructed and commanded in Matthew 28:19. No, I believe in one God in three persons...the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Are you Oneness Pentecostal?
I apologize for intruding, but as I see it, 1 Corinthians 7:25 gives a great indication as to what Paul meant in 1 Corinthians 7:6... He was given permission (by the Holy Spirit) to include his own judgment. I'm not saying I'm correct; that's how I see it though.
I don't think so. I looked over the site and saw that it's Ubuntu based. I did see a link for running it on Debian Wheezy, but chrestos is built on Debian Jessie. Wheezy is the stable version; Jessie is the testing version... Wheezy uses older software that's known to be stable. Jessie uses the newest software that is in the process of being tested, so there would probably be some conflicts or it might not work at all. Sorry.
I can't seem to find the link about installing MS Office...sorry. It's pretty straightforward though. It's done through PlayOnLinux (which I also included); however, it only handles MS Office through the 2010 version...and you have the 2013.
The reason I included that particular freeware suite (WPS Office) is because it's compatible with Microsoft; you can also set it to save your files as .docx too. I'm not sure about Publisher or Visio Pro though...sorry. The office suite comes with a Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheet. There is a way to run MS Office using the Wine program that I included in chrestos. I'll have to find the link for that. I'll post it when I find it.
After several weeks of work, testing, work, testing, work, etc., I've finally finished building chrestos. It's a free Linux computer operating system that you can use if you'd like. It's built off of Debian Testing...meaning that once you install it, you'll get updates for life...or until your computer kicks the bucket. Here's the link to the website where you can get more information and the download links --> chrestos Here's a video showing a preview of chrestos...