Why is the world and the church in such a terrible state? 2 Timothy 4:3-4 tells us, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; 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.” The Word “endure” means to “hold one’s self firm and erect,” and describes people who will not take a definite stand for the things of Christ. The reason for this is because sound doctrine is a singing rebuke to ungodly living that is unacceptable and intolerable to those who persist in sin. Those who live contrary to sound doctrine resent and resist the teaching’s which are clearly presented in the Word of God. The problem is that the minds and hearts of those who reject God’s truth become spiritually dislocated, . When God’s truth is knowingly rejected, Satan’s falsehood is inevitable, though often unknowingly, embraced. In other words, a deliberate rejection of God’s truth makes a person vulnerable to Satan’s myths. We find ourselves in a day and age, where people no longer want to know what the Bible says, they are looking for leaders who will tell them what they want to hear, not what they need to hear. Unfortunately, pulpits across the lands, globally, are surrendering the message of truth, for a message of acceptance. Church leadership is more concerned about the size of their church than the depth. This is no excuse for a lazy ministry, but as the Word of God is being taught, it needs to be taught clearly and properly. As shepherds of God’s flock we must present the truth of God’s Word as it is recorded, and not as people want to hear it. Paul admonished Timothy to “Preach the Word! Be ready when it is convenient, and when it is not convenient” (my paraphrase). My friends, we live in a time when this is not happening. In Matthew 24:44, Jesus says, ‚ÄúTherefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” We liven in a day when the majority of people see the coming of Christ as a myth, Don’t believe the lie, prepare for the truth.