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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Fables preferred over God's Word
2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. That "fables" shall be preferred over God's truths has always been the great sin of stubborn, rebellious man. Yet, with the coming of these latter days, it is more evident than ever before. Even amongst those who profess to have been raised in a Christian home. The Word of God is no more the final authority for all faith and practice, but man's own corrupt opinion and understanding. More and more people today are rejecting the Word of God and turning to such "fables." Proclaiming that the Word of God is "out of date", and "behind the times." It's truths are not current or not up to meet our culture. It's ok to read the Bible, but we cannot follow everything it says, for we are an advanced society and culture and the Bible is too old fashioned and behind the times." Again, this week, I was confronted with someone who professed to grow up in church, whose Dad is a preacher, and yet, they claimed God's Word is too old and outdated for our culture. Has mankind really evolved more and greater than God? Is he more capable of knowing what is right and beneficial for his eternal soul than the very Creator of it? Is God confined by time or ignorant of culture? NO! Sinful man has always desired to control and determine his own destiny. To subject and submit himself to God and His authority is something sinful man has always rejected and despised since the day sin entered into the world. Born at enmity with God, and without regeneration by the Holy Spirit, sinful man will continue to rise up in rebellion and hatred towards God and His truths. Yet, heaven and earth shall pass away, but His Word shall not pass away.