For the Time will Come

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. II Timothy 4:3-4

The time that the Apostle Paul is making reference to is now; the day that we live. There is more false teaching and false preaching today than there has ever been. Fables are religious teachings invented by men. If you listen to some of the radio and television preachers, you can hear from the far-fetched to the totally unbelievable. The question is raised as to why they do this.

Paul gives us the answer and the answer is not always what we want to hear. It is “after their own lusts.” It is for their own personal satisfaction and wellbeing, “Money.” They sound good and their books read well and are full of answers to every problem known unto man but seldom give principle or precept from the Word of God. It is big business to write a book. It is being encouraged in so-called Christian Colleges to write a book. I am not against writing a book; I have many books in my library.

I have tried to find and read after men who were interested in honoring the Lord Jesus Christ. I have also tried to find and read after men who have proven themselves to be men of God; concerned for the truth of the Word of God.

We have come to the place in our society where men are controlled by their evil lusts and have their ears itching to be scratched with the false teaching that worship and entertainment are synonymous.

That which God has done for us in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ is not and was not for the purpose of our being entertained. It was and is for the purpose of lost men to be saved and go to Heaven when they die. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. The price paid for our redemption on the cross of Calvary was not for our entertainment but for our salvation. It must be understood that Jesus is our Saviour; not our Master of Ceremony. He is our God, our Sovereign, our Lord and our Saviour. He is to be lifted up, glorified and magnified in our lives, in our homes, in our churches and in our nation.