“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths” 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
If ever there was an apt description of the time we live in this would be it!
For over a quarter of a century now, I have devoted my life to “sound teaching.” Ever conscious of what I read or watch that may sway my beliefs or of my own personal bias of what I’d like the text to say or of Satan’s schemes that continually roar as that lion seeks to devour, I have striven to let the text that is truth (John 17:17) speak exegetically in my teaching and preaching as I am conscious that I will be judged more strictly (James 3:1).
So, I have become truly aware, as I’m sure all those who love “sound teaching” have as well, of just how razor thin the narrow path (Matthew 7:13-14) has become. The culture would have us believe that this edge doesn’t exist and that the precipice we would slide down is where everyone is anyway, but we all go to heaven —if we all just don’t cease to exist.
Denominations call for us to compromise. Are you a keeper of the truth?