Confronted With The Gospel

They say to the…prophets, “Give no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 30:10–11, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Almost as if, “as it was in the days of [Isaiah], so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.” (Luke 17:26, NIV 1984). “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. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3–4, NIV 1984).Stop confronting us with the [Gospel].” We don’t want to hear about the wages of sin. “Tell us pleasant things, [preach] illusions [and myths].” That is what our “itching ears want to hear.” Tell us something that will “suit [our] own desires.”

My Advice – But really, “is [this] anything of which one can say, ‘Look! This is something new?’ It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.” (Ecclesiastes 1:10, NIV 1984). It was here in the days of Isaiah, and still we have not learned from past mistakes. It is with us today. “So also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.” But then, never to be repeated again.

Do not let that day come believing in illusions and myths. Confront the Gospel. It is “[there] you will [find] the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32, NIV 1984). It is the only thing that can “soothe our itching ears” for good. But you must believe and receive. For, “to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12–13, NIV 1984). Born again.

Turn your ears to the truth. Read my musings on “The Born Again Experience.” He who has an ear, let him hear.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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