Within the New Testament there comes references to the behavior of humanity that shall be signs unto those willing to see and verify through the knowledge given unto us through the Bible as well as the blessing of the Holy Spirit. For many will see but they shall be blind to the truth by their own desires and wishes. Wishing to live within this world thinking that this is all there is and nothing is beyond but to sit in a cloud playing and singing.
One of this references to how humanity will be acting comes in 2 Timothy 3.
“1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
People display the following traits:
1) Lovers of their own selves – self-centered – thinking only of what is important to them and no others
2) Covetous – caring only for money – greedy, avarice
3) Boasters – an empty pretender
4) Proud – to inflate with self-conceit:—high-minded, be lifted up with pride
5) Blasphemers – speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive
6) Disobedient to parents – disobedient – inflexible, not compliant, rebellious, insubordinate
7) Unthankful – ungrateful, ungracious, unpleasing
8) Unholy – profane – relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious
9) Natural affection – unloving, devoid of affection
10) Trucebreakers – unable to please
11) False accusers – prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely, act the part of the devil or to side with him
12) Incontinent – without self-control, immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion. (immoderate – not sensible or restrained; excessive)
13) Fierce – not tame, savage
14) Despisers of those that are good – for example hating Christians, God, and the Bible
15) Traitors – a betrayer
16) Heady – rash, reckless
17) Highminded – arrogant
18) Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God – for example preferring sporting events, gambling, night clubbing, Television – escapism
19) Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof – being lukewarm (Revelations 3:15-16)
Every one of these signs of people’s behavior is now present. All because the Bible is no longer being correctly taught or taught at all to many. They have no idea what morality is so they revert to the nature state of humanity (Mark 7:20-23).
Another picture into the behavior of humanity in the end times is painted with words in 2 Peter 2.
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
So as you can see from both groups of verses is that this world is if not already there starting to be there very soon to the image of how people are to behave when it comes near the time for the return of Christ. It does not go well for those that live their lives as is described above. For they shall be left here to suffer the consequences for these lifestyles.
And if you note closely in verse 20 of 2 Peter there will be those that thought they were one with God and able to be caught up within the Rapture and will instead find themselves left here to suffer in the turmoil that will not only devastate the people but the planet itself.