Saturday, May 22, 2010

2 Timothy 4:3 Today's church in a nutshell!


When I read this today it really hit me how this really aplies to todays Church. The pulpits have been overrun with False teachers preaching some anti-Christ prosperity gospel. We are certainly in these times described in Timothy . They teach false doctrines on almost every Christian station I turn to. Everything I hear, is about money. It makes me sick to my stomach!

2 Timothy 4:3 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. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

2 comments:

  1. Heard a message this morning that was nothing short of from the pit of hell. What ever happened to preaching on overcoming the world. Now all I hear is how to enjoy the world and all it's glory.
    Revelation 2:7
    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

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  2. I agree there's more than enough false teaching to go around. But the thing in this passage that God hit me with the hardest is that in the face of false teaching, or hardships, or *whatever*, we are to keep your heads and discharge our ministry duties. These two can be very hard to accomplish in the face of lots of negative things to distract us or to elicit an emotional response instead. In combat, keeping your head can save your life and win the battle, and not keeping your head can cost your life and the lives of others. Ministry is about lives just like combat is, so God give us grace to keep our heads and discharge our duties anyway!

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