Some Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine
II Timothy 4:1& 2
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
When the Holy Spirit moves on me to reprove and rebuke, there are those who don’t like it very much; they say I’m criticizing. I suspect they’re defensive about the sins they’re indulging in. I’m not criticizing people; I’m talking about sin, the sin that God called me to preach against.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine (II Timothy 4:3). That time is here. It’s almost midnight, and many are not awake. Demand is upon ministers to speak messages that will fit into the lifestyles of their congregations. Any bit of the Gospel that would pierce into their souls they reject vehemently.
The Bible goes on to tell what will happen to those who spurn the truth: But after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (II Timothy 4:3, 4).
This is a day of many, many people not wanting to know God’s truth; they reach for a truth of their own devising, something to make them feel good. They will end up believing fables, foolishness and claiming it to be of God; for they have turned away their ears from God’s truth.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry (verse 5). In this, Paul’s farewell speech, he is warning Timothy of the difficulties ahead and of the need for diligent dedication to sound doctrine. Dear beloved, be ready for the Lord’s coming.
“Don’t be left behind”