Many Americans are finding that they have to do unusual things that they may not want to do in order to have enough money in these times.
Yes, more Americans are selling their blood and selling their hair and are signing up to become human guinea pigs in science experiments.
But some Americans are even going beyond those extremes.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that more women than ever are applying to donate eggs or to serve as surrogate mothers for infertile couples.
What a young woman can expect to earn for being a surrogate mother is about $25,000.
Those women who become egg donors can expect to be paid about $3,000 to $8,000 according to the Wall Street Journal.
The economic downturn has other Americans switching to survival mode. Sales of storable food and guns has reached a fever pitch as some people are clearly preparing for the worst.
The current financial crisis is even forcing some wealthy Americans to pawn their designer belongings.
Even in Beverly Hills, wealthy Americans are pawning fine art, designer watches and diamond encrusted jewelry.
The reality is that when economic times get harder people start feeling more pressure.
So what will Americans do under pressure?
If a mob of shoppers trampled a Wal-Mart worker to death just to get some "good deals" on the morning after Thanksgiving, what will they do when they have no jobs and they start running out of food?
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, the Scriptures tell us what people will be like in the last days, and the pictures is not pretty.....
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power.