The Stumbling Block of Biblical Truth

In one of his worldview weekend articles, Brannon Howse says this, in reference to how Biblical truth has become an offense to most of America’s churches,

Many such churches would claim to love truth but what they really love is a man-centered Christianity that helps them obtain success in their marriage, finances, family, and a positive attitude that produces health and a successful personal life without the pain of dying to self, picking up the Cross of Christ and being persecuted for proclaiming Truth.

II Timothy 4:3 tells us that many Christians will only want to hear what makes them feel good and appeals to their flesh; “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.”

Further insight from the same article, into the positive results that come when false teachers and doctrines are named by name:

Deut. 13:3, “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

From those words it is clear that God allows teachers of error for the same reason as He does persecutors of His people: to test their love, to try their fidelity, to show that their loyalty to him is such that they will not give ear unto His enemies. Error has always been more popular than the Truth, for it lets down the bars and fosters fleshly indulgence, but for that very reason it is obnoxious to the godly.

The one who by grace can say “I have chosen the way of Truth” will be able to add “I have stuck unto Thy testimonies” (Psalm 119:30, 31), none being able to move him therefrom.

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19).

2 thoughts on “The Stumbling Block of Biblical Truth”

  1. It is only by grace that achieve anything. Only by His mercy that we wake up each morning. Thank you for sharing your insights and these wonderful passages.

    Michael M. Ramnani

  2. Thank you for your comment, Michael, I agree…God is so gracious and merciful…to save a wretch like me! May His word enlighten us with understanding to discern the truth in these days. God bless!

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