Archive for October 21, 2009

The Church in Ruins (Brief Thoughts on II Timothy), Part 44

October 21, 2009

Turned away Their Ears from the Truth and Turned unto Fables

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (II Timothy 4:4).

Paul knew and foretold of the time when the Body of Christ (as a whole) would abandon the truth. They would “turn away” just as all those in Asia had done (II Timothy 1:15). The Asian ministry was the foretaste and model of the future! They would endure any and all teaching, except the truth!

The result of all of this is that the Body of Christ lives in fantasy and superstition. We have been “turned unto fables.” The Body of Christ now has been myth-taken. This is the sad commentary of modern-day Christendom! We have lost our scriptural bearing from the flood of unsound teaching.

The root of the apostasy of the church is their having “turned away” from Paul and his “form of sound words” (1:15, 13). They were turned “away … from the truth … unto fables (4:4). (Andre Sneidar)

Paul calls us out of all of this mess. He calls us simply to stand fast in the liberty (Galatians 5:1), grace (Romans 5:2) and simplicity that are in Christ (II Corinthians 11:3) – Having done all to stand (Ephesians 6:13)!

Why not abandon the heap pile and stand outside with Christ?

(to be continued)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2001, 2009 Bible Student’s Press


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