Itching Ears

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers
2 Timothy 4:3, NKJV

Paul warned Timothy of a time when immature and disobedient Christians would no longer tolerate the godly guidelines engendered by sound doctrine. Instead, they would produce a heaping pile of spiritual charlatans who would tell them exactly what they wanted to hear.

Today we discover this deluge of false teachers indoctrinating their followers with fanciful notions stemming more from the desires of men than from the Word of God. They make it all about you, suggesting that your seed faith, prayer hankies, and financial gifts somehow coax God into giving you riches, health, and a successful life. Our faith is not about people using God to achieve their purposes, but about God using people to achieve His.