Falls on Deaf Ears”….
|‘For the time
will come when
they will not Endure (continue in or want)
doctrine but According to their Own
(ungodly) Desires, because they
have itching ears (hungry for
entertainment and grandeur) , they will
heap-up for themselves (their favourite-non
offensive) teachers. And they will
turn their ears ‘away’ from the truth and be turned
aside to (blindly accept) fables/myths of men and women
ref/2 Timothy 4: 3, 4.
|Human philosophies and
clichés are Religious peoples’ preferred sayings today.
Many (supposed) Protestant Christians theoretically
believe the Truthfulness of the Bible and the Trinity
doctrine but in practice follow Common Secular Sayings.
‘Mothers know best,’ the older, the wiser,’ do as
your wife tells you to do,’ and other such
sayings are followed. ‘Do the right thing’
is another popular cliché, which is so broad and
over-simplistic, it’s a joke. And who are they called
Right anyway? Where is the line actually drawn between
Right and Wrong today? Trends allowed to influence
accepted Morals .. ref/Colossians 2:8.
like, the Da Vinci Code have been very ‘popular’ sellers
Internationally, as are the ‘Absolute Predestination
Teachings’. Many people have a stereotype view of
Churches and their members, and they try hard (make
it a point) to steer clear of Extreme
or Fundamentalist (Jesus Orientated) Church Leaders.
However, historical stories, especially those
putting a different twist on the ‘biblical life of
Jesus’ cater to wider audiences and are Well accepted in
the West, all under the guise of Love of course ..
Professing Christians spend thousands of dollars $$$
annually on religious stories; whereas giving away (bonafide-truth)
hard-line New Testament teaching appears a difficult
task. People throw Bibles into bins or rivers,
preferring to trust their own instincts. However,
peoples’ instincts are mainly ‘Immediate Survival
Oriented’ and are unable to receive deep Revelation of
Christ’s sayings, script. A spiritual mindset and
life manner encounters some and sometimes great losses,
and when people instinctively sense loss, they tend to
avoid getting spiritually involved. Hence the Devil has
Churches in place to cater for these half-hearted
Community Gospels are now ‘Established Curriculums’ in
Churches and all the go for Church Building Growing.
Many Australian Orthodox Mainstream Churches are
connected, and their Church Leaders are made to follow a
basic Curriculum if they intend being accepted by the
Government of the day, World and the well-heeled, with
specific sermons to be taught at set times. Like snares
prepared for mere beasts of the field. It could be
argued that they are Puppet teachers or Puppet leaders.
These Sunny Sunday and Saturday Sermons are
designed to minimise any Feelings of Offence, Gender
inequality or Political incorrectness.
The Biblical Principles of exclusively Husband led
households, Heterosexual marriage, Strict parenting and
Personal accountability for a Christian’s actions are
considered to be Unnecessary, Old-fashioned, Boring and
Socially unacceptable these days .. ref/Ephesians
The sermons have a theme of God repetitively forgiving
‘Christian’ Sinners who have no remorse and it’s said
that it is part + parcel of the Natural Human
Condition of a Born-Again person to deliberately live in
Sin and at the same time be Saved from Eternal Hell
This ‘Other Gospel’ this people pleasing and
entertaining Gospel, causes a lack of Accountability,
lack of Conviction and lack of Remorse on the part of
the ‘Congregations of Sinners’, and they return to their
workplaces or Schools on Monday in no better shape
Spiritually than they were on Friday and fit in like
hand in glove.
Gospel preaching outside of Select-Accepted Churches has
become outdated and Unacceptable. People are generally
less trusting of Independent Churches, as they (lack
faith in God and aren’t usually led by Holy Ghost to
attend church, much rather by their own emotions and
whim, hence) tend to be suspicious that they are
Sects or Cults, since they are not affiliated with the
‘Mainstream Mongrel Denominations’ of Christendom which
is doomed to destruction outside of ‘True-Repentance and
bearing fruit befitting their turn around, along with
Sound Doctrine .. ref/Hebrews 13:13.
When people Preach the Word on the streets, they also
meet with a lot of Resistance, as pedestrians on the
scene are more guarded towards strangers than in times
past, most armed with ear plugs in their ears, listening
to trash mind altering music. Some Churches even demand
and warn their Congregations to not take any literature
from anyone calling themselves Christian outside of
their Denomination, (for they might get the truth and
be set free from tithing, book, cd, dvd and infested
literature sales, maybe even get Saved from Self and
This is all geared (by the God of this World-Satan) to
Save them from the Salvation, Truth-the Christ and His
Disciples. Belief in the Holy Bible is labelled as
Religion to all, and many Westerners are heavily guarded
against this concept of Religion. This is evident in
former ‘Christian’ nations such as England, which
nowadays is a very standard Secular Nation as is
Australia, USA and Africa, dominated by Atheists and
Agnostics. Theories like ‘Evolution’ and ‘Survival of
the Fittest’ are taught in Schools, especially in
developed nations and in nations Governed by Atheists.
Therefore, School students feel comforted in the belief
that ‘they’ choose how to live ‘their’ lives and are
void of, totally blind to the concept that they will be
judged by God-Jesus the Christ for their choices and
It is really a case of ‘Survival of the Faithful’ today.
Today’s Christians need to engage in Spiritual Warfare
(Obeying the Word) and not socially conforming to the
World. However, many professing Christians have no
experience of actively taking part in any form of
Spiritual Battle… re: Truth vs Lies, Darkness
vs Light and Religion vs Righteousness. Today’s main
priorities inside and outside Churches are Materialistic
.. earning Salaries, buying Property,
Financial-Investment/Nest Eggs, investing in a
tertiary/further Education and spending
plenty cash on Entertainment. This is the typical
Civilian life enjoyed by most Professing Christians and
Sinners today alike, but what will they do in the END?
‘No one engaged in Warfare entangles himself with
the affairs of this Life, that he may please Him/Jesus
who enlisted him as a soldier.’.. ref/2 Timothy 2:4.
deployed soldier is focused and without certain
comforts, which civilians appreciate daily. They are
separated from their wives, children, friends and
hobbies . They live on rations and they need to adapt to
the needs of the Battle, rather than meeting their own
Personal needs. They are serving Highly Ranked Officers
of their country rather than serving themselves, their
friends and family at home. Today, it is unpopular for
Church Ministers to exhort their Congregations to live
like Soldiers and not like Civilians, there’s just no
seats filled or monies in it.
The words of Paul the apostle were, that married
disciples of Jesus were to ‘live as though they were
unmarried because the time was short and evil’. But
if Church Ministers these days were to tell the men in
the Congregation to spend less time with their wives and
children in order to serve the Lord, it would
undoubtedly be considered Socially Unacceptable, even
Cultic and there would soon, no doubt, be a decrease in
Twenty first century Christians mostly prefer to enjoy
their lives in the flesh as much as any old Blind Sinner
in the street or neighbourhood. After all, the time is
short, as the Apostle Paul mentioned. Material
prosperity, owning multiple homes, cars and being well
liked by whole Communities are the key priorities in
today’s ‘Prosperity-Preacher/Preacher-ess led (so
called) Protestant Congregations’, Worldwide.
These members are not true Protestants, for real
Protestants protest against the weighty issues
surrounding the Christ and Salvation to the Uttermost.
Issues such as Known-Sin, Corruption-Perversion of
Doctrine and Idolatry and Worldliness in the Christendom
Church. These Prosperity Proclaimers are more like
Social Reformers who are Conformed to Secular Society ..
However, ‘Crown Winning Believers’ in the Christ are
required to be Non-Conformists to the Material, Sociable
World, Separated from anyone and anything that violates
the Doctrine of the Christ and they are called to Serve
Messiah not dainties to themselves. This requires them
to put on (walk in) the Mindset/Doctrine of the Christ,
Battle as Soldiers Battle, Contend as Holy Ghost
prompts, defend the Truth by Critique, come what may and
remain Alive/Active in the Faith of Christ Jesus, as an
International Body of Believers would be biblically
expected. That is if we are going to be considered
His on that Day ..
ref/1 Thessalonians 4:17, Galatians 1:10.
T. E. Loftus ..