For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3
I have been noticing that there something going on in the Christian community. There is pressure to conform and to say what is politically acceptable and correct. There is much overdoing of certain teachings without a wise balance of the whole counsel of scripture. It seems that Christians are being swayed into the newest fads of doctrine and being led away to the fire of “what their itching ears want to hear”.
Have we not been warned? Are we so easily swayed?
We are unable to rightly divide the word.
And because of that we are easily straying from truth.
Attacked are the innocent proclaimers of His truth. Bring up any solid doctrine and you might be labeled as “judgmental”, “not having enough grace” or “too harsh”.
We might be persuaded by the latest bestselling author, TV preacher, or a popular Christian actor. We might even be strongly influenced by certain Christian circles or simply just online through favorite bloggers (some we have never even met before nor examined their life or doctrine closely) or the comments (written by complete strangers) left at their posts.
If it sounds good and everyone is agreeing with it then we are on board—after all, they have to be right–don’t they???
Think twice, ladies, anyone can act and speak as one in authority, but all things should be brought through the filter of God’s word.
It is His word alone that stands– not man’s opinion.
And keep studying His Word so that you are able to discern what is true and what is false.
The more that you read the better you will be able to discern. If you still have trouble, get wise counsel from your pastor (not off Facebook, Twitter, or a blog).
And pray that the Lord would give you WISDOM to recognize it and COURAGE to stand in opposition of it.