2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. HP: Of the truth we certainly live in perilous times. Here is a passage that speaks of such a time as this. I find this most interesting passage. It seems 'in a sense' even self contradictory. Godliness and being lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God aren't absolute antipodes with each other, and so are the other issues mentioned. How could it be that some would have a "form of godliness" yet obviously living in open sin? My question to the list is how can this be? What is Scripture speaking of by "having a form of godliness?"