Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Turned unto Fables

2 Timothy 4:3-4 "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."

Are you a Christian? If so I am sure you get your daily bombardment of email from your Christian brothers or sisters who have been so moved by some sentimental story about some little girl, soldiers in Iraq or a made up story about God that has compelled them to forward it to you so that you can prove your a true Christian by passing it on to your true friends. And if you do then "something good will happen to you today" or "something that you have been waiting for will come to you" and always added by "do not break this chain". These chain letters are nothing more than a ploy to get your email so that some website can spam you with advertisement. But don't get me wrong I too send out Christian emails, but it's never packaged up in sentimentalism it's always doctrinal teachings geared to exalt Christ, quotes from great Christian writers from the past to make people think, or informational news about some false fad or teaching coming down the pike. Very seldom do I ever get a response from these type of emails but what's even more interesting is that I never seem to get the type of emails that build up or edify the body of Christ forwarded or sent to me in any format, it's always some silly story wrapped up in bad theology that's driven by "their own lust" of getting something in return. Why is this? Because the time is upon us where people no longer "endure sound doctrine", they have "turned away their ears from the truth" and have "turned unto fables" or sentimentalism and emotionalism but they can't seem to stomach the Word of God long enough to pass the true Gospel on. And so if you find yourself compelled to send me some mushy sentimental so-called Christian story via email because you believe it will change my life or will prove to me what a wonderful Christian you are; please, don't bother because they only make it as far as my trash bin!

2 comments:

rss said...

I totally understand. I get those kinds of email all the time. I send them to the trash bin without opening them. Sadly for some, that IS their Christianity. But when people listen to the type of "gospel" that is coming from most pulpits today, you can understand why their is so much ignorance of the truth. They hear what their "itching ears" want to hear.

The Bororean said...

I agree but it's still so sad? Oh how I pray that the church will return to solid biblicial preaching before it's too late.