Sunday, 26 August 2012

THE UNPOPULAR VOICE

2 Timothy 4:3 says, "For the time will come when men 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."

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right." 2 Timothy 3:16

 In these last days, many would opt for messages and preachers that will not rebuke and correct them. The unrenewed mind prefers messages that don't challenge its lifestyle. Many people will continue to flock to services where they won't be rebuked for the sins they committed on Friday and Saturday nights. And in a bid to get more and more members, many preachers will sweep the truth under the carpet.

The king of Israel had four hundred prophets who told him pleasing words, but there was one, Micaiah, whom he hated because he always told him the truth (1 Kings 22). Micaiah was an unpopular voice, but he was the true prophet.