WEDNESDAY March 21, 2018
Turning Away From 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
As we move forward into the 21st century, we must be careful of the Emerging Church. This movement has denied the inerrancy of the Scriptures. It isare no longer teaching the truth. The Emerging Church may look appealing, but their influence will move you away from the cross. I believe that the Emerging Church will be the cause of a great apostasy––a falling away from the truth of God.
Another problem of living in this century is that many believers in Christ have no real conviction. They are not convicted by the movies they go to, the music, or the magazines they read. Understand, if those things are worldly, they do not uphold Christian values––they are infecting their minds. Christians really need to discern and be careful what they watch, listen to and read.
A greater danger that has captivated the minds and hearts of many people is the internet. Some people may say they look at the internet for information or to keep up with the times. But seriously, I just want to warn you as your Pastor, the internet has a way of attracting you to immoral sites––it will grab your heart. Honestly, you do not want to keep infecting your mind by going to these shameful websites. If you do not listen to the Holy Spirit’s conviction, your heart will become calloused. Then the Holy Spirit will be hindered from effectively working in your life.
Be careful with your Christian liberties. Keeping up with the times will make you carnal. You do not have to keep up with anybody––keep up with the Holy Spirit!
Because truth is unpopular it does not mean
that it should not be proclaimed.
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