Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-4
“… strange doctrines … myths and endless genealogies … speculation …”
Any of these words sound familiar when you think of our “spiritual” world? The
pure truth of the Bible has been distorted and watered down and misinterpreted
for so long, people seem to believe just about anything.
And since so many so-called Christians don’t read and study God’s word
themselves, they’re easily convinced by false teaching. They’ve become so much
a part of the world that they have created a sort of Christianity that allows
them to live pretty much however they choose.
I’ve written in other devotionals how some who call themselves Christians don’t
believe that Jesus lived a sinless life. They don’t believe the Bible is God’s
inspired word. They don’t believe in absolute truth.
They’ve bought into the “pick and choose your religion” hype. Why? Because it
allows them to think their eternity is set, but while here on earth, anything
They look at those of us who believe in the inerrancy of God’s word as naïve.
When we assert that Jesus—God the Son—came to earth, lived a sinless life, died
to pay the penalty for our sin, and then rose again …well, we’re childish. And
worst of all, when we call out sin, we’re intolerant or judgmental.
All because so many have been instructed in “strange doctrines” and have
“speculated” about truth.
And how God’s heart must break.