Our text will come from 2nd 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;
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Now days the truth has become hard to come across. Whether it is radio, T.V., or the printed media truth is becoming increasingly harder to find. It is very much censored in the news media and the average person doesn’t seem to want to be bothered with it. They would rather hear a lie than the truth. A lie makes them feel good. People don’t want to be disturbed with the truth because the truth is many times disturbing. They would rather hear a lie.
From our text we learn that in the last days people will not be interested in sound doctrine. They will be inclined to listen to false teachers that will make them feel good even though it’s not the truth.
Even in churches it seems to be harder and harder to find the truth. That’s why there are so many Bibles on the market. Preachers are getting sidetracked from preaching and have started counseling and having seminars rather than proclaiming the word of God, and many people have just decided to stay at home rather than to attend church where the truth is proclaimed. It is almost like they don’t want to be bothered with the truth. The truth of the matter is a “do not disturb” sign could be hung outside the doors of many homes and churches and even schools and governments.
May God help you to love the truth for therein lies freedom. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32