I feel like I’ve been at an ongoing banquet for the last few weeks as I’ve had the huge privilege of listening to some of the greatest teachings I’ve ever heard — I’m not inferring these are sensational teachings — or that these are exciting teachings or that these have been so thrilling and entertaining — no. The different talks I’ve been able to listen to, either in person, audio or video, have been profound — not the sort of
entertainment ‘teaching’ so common in ‘churches’ today. No tickling of ears or exaltation of ‘self’ in these teachings.
The Word says (2Timothy 3.1-7) this of the last days:
1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away, 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
I’m sharing this here as I do many times bcz I think sisters all over the world are being mesmerized and seduced by attractive, smooth talking ‘preachers’ and ‘spiritual leaders’ and ‘christian’ writers. They are promoting, by the things they teach, “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10.5
And I want to boldly say, as is said in 2Timothy, from such turn away. Turn away from teachings of prominent ‘leaders’ who are denying the gospel and preach a different Jesus. Beware of prominent ‘leaders’ who teach another Jesus — teachers who have immersed themselves in feel good, big tent, ‘have it your way’ theology and have fallen into deception by teaching the ‘many ways’ to heaven. Turn away from prominent ‘leaders’ who lie about who God is — who lie about hell, about eternal damnation, the centrality of the Cross, the only means by which one can be saved.
But they’re so interesting, so believable, and they sound so right. How will you know the Truth? How will you discern?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4.2
There is a reason so many are being deceived. There is a reason so many have left off sound reasoning…they do not know the Word of God — they do not know Jesus – the Only Living Lord — the Lord God — they are deceiving and being deceived. Starved for the truth, even silly things seem good — even lies seem fine… Super Sugar Crisp. Starved for the truth, many are dying in their sin. There is a famine in this land. There is a famine of the hearing of the Word of God.
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 ¶ I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 ¶ For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.