2 Timothy 4:3

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;

There’s a unique sound and purity of a well-struck iron by a tour professional. Once you hear it, you will never mistake it with anything resonating from your amateur friend’s seven iron. The word of God is the purest form of our instructions for life. An old preacher once proclaimed, “it tells us what’s wrong and what’s right and if we are wrong, how to get right.” Having a physical possession of the word is precious, but is surpassed by having the word inscribed in our soul and memory. Once you accept the many truths of the Bible, you will not be mistaken by any of the false doctrines. Just as the pure iron contact has a penetrating ball flight to its intended target, the Word of God is able to penetrate the innermost parts of the hearer’s heart. Notice that the true word of God affects the heart and not the ears. The scripture warns of time when man will no longer appreciate the pure doctrine of the Bible. This truth is evidenced by the ever-increasing sinful desires of man who attempts to mold the gospel into one of acceptance. False doctrines are abound in our world today and are infecting our churches in the attempt to draw huge crowds. The masses are drawn to a message containing no teeth or rebuke. A “watered down” gospel, unlike the pure gospel, has no lasting impact on lives and produces no change. The world desires a message on Sunday which allows them to live life by their own feelings or desires on Monday. We who appreciate the genuine and true doctrine should be even the more excited and desirous to proclaim it to a lost and dying world!

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