More On Falling Away

Q. Could the falling away happen due the the lack of sound preaching? It is so very difficult to find a church that has preaching and teaching based strictly on the Bible.

A. The so-called falling away is due in part to the lack of sound teaching, and in part to the fact that many people no longer want to hear it. In 1 Tim. 4:1-2 Paul said, “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

And in 2 Tim 4:3-4 he wrote, “For the time will come when people 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. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

I say “so-called” because the falling away only involves those who are Christians in name only. Those with the Holy Spirit are able to spot false teaching and reject it, and as the end draws near they’re seeking the truth beyond the boundaries of what’s come to be known as organized religion.

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