Q. My preparations to teach an adult Sunday school class at my church led me to the mention of the “Iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full” in Genesis 15:16 . I expressed my conviction to the class that God’s destruction of every nation and people in history has always followed when His warnings against wickedness were ignored and that America’s descent into the abyss of evil in defiance of His warning means His judgement is sure to follow. Some astute class members really agreed, but some others were offended by my analogy to America. Somehow, apathy and outright apostasy seem to lurk in even churches where the Gospel is faithfully taught. Have you also found this to be true?
A. This is the fulfillment of a prophecy foretold by Paul 2,000 years ago.
“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4:3).
To varying degrees, all teachers of sound doctrine face this today.