SATURDAY July 14, 2018
Turning Away From the Truth
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
Some of the believers in the Church of Corinth had the same skeptical attitudes of the Greeks. At this time in Church history, Greek philosophies had invaded and infected the Church.
In the Church today, many people are infected by the Emerging Church movement, and they have moved away from a true faith into a false faith––it is sad. I believe with all my heart, the problem is that these people were not rooted and grounded in God’s Word. They do not know God’s Word. Anyone who is not grounded in the Scriptures will become a great candidate for deception. They are unstable and can easily be deceived into believing in false doctrine. Paul warned Timothy that people such as these have itching ears––they listen to false teachers. As a result, they turn their ears from listening to the truth of God’s Word.
Imagine the deception Satan has brought to different people and cultures in the world. I have traveled all over the Orient to Thailand, Japan and China. I have encountered religions with strange doctrines, such as Buddhism and Taoism. People there are deceived. Yet despite false teaching, China, through the underground Church, has a great revival happening. Many Chinese people are tired of doctrines that have left their lives empty and without hope.
We are so blessed to live in America, the land of the free, where the Bible is taught and honored almost everywhere and anywhere.
Just as America has grown and prospered within our framework of our constitution, so Christianity has flourished and spread according to the laws set forth in the Bible.
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