This week’s message in 2 Timothy, the 3rd chapter, talked about people constantly learning but never coming into the full knowledge of what God wants them to know and how to live.
How is that possible you might ask? Isn’t it easy to follow the directions Apostle Paul left for us in the bible? Didn’t Timothy understand what he was telling him as well?
Was Timothy falling away because of life distractions?
How will we make it if Timothy was falling by the wayside?
Paul told us that there would be people who would come into the body of Christ and try to tell us lies about Christ. Some of those folks would say that Christ did not rise from the grave. Some would boast about who’s teaching they were under and they would try to lord it over us as truth.
Paul told Timothy, and us, those kinds of lies would spread as gangrene in the body. He told us to stay away from such people and not to have any part with them.
This week I met a couple of people who told me that God sent Jesus to earth but that Jesus was not God. The other person told me that you can only get the Holy Ghost by speaking in tongues. They both were firm in their beliefs.
Both confess to be bible believing christians. Both pointed to scripture, though out of context, and they tried to prove their points, based upon their understanding.
Paul warned that this would happen, because he had experienced it first hand. He urged us to study the word. Furthermore, he named some who had hurt him badly and some who no longer walked along side him because of their belief in false teachings.
In a time where we strive to be liked by everyone especially on social media and in our community of friends, one has to wonder could we stand alone with the bible, if it meant losing a friendship?
Does friendship mean more than a relationship with the Lord?
Do we go along just to get along?
When does it began to affect our christian life, if we let a lie into our spirit and began to live it out? How does that lie deprive us of our spiritual power?
Yes, Paul warned us that if we did that, we would only have a form of Godliness, and would be denied the power therein.
I’m reminded of all of the men and women of God who have fallen and taken on a substandard christian lifestyle, only to become stumbling blocks to others. How could it have been prevented?
Why isn’t there any power in present day Christianity?
We have to commit ourselves to praying and studying the bible more and more as the day of Christ return approaches, so that we are able to separate the word of truth from lies. We don’t need to study lies.
Consistent bible study will keep us on the right track.
It was very interesting that I would experience exactly what the bible warns us against in 2 Timothy this week. I stood in amazement as the two people forcefully espoused their fervent belief as to what the bible teaches.
As Paul instructed Timothy and it applies today, we truly are living in the last days.
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