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Falling away of the Church – lacking sound doctrine

In my word search for the word ‘Doctrine’, I was overwhelmed with the scripture verses that dealt with the exact word as they came 51 times in the King James bible. I saw something in these verses and I understood it had something to do with modern day Christianity.  It had something to do with the rise of distaste for the truth, rising false preachers, it paints a picture of the  falling away of the church. Reading Titus, I saw how a true follower of Christ should be and though it describes  how separate we should be from the world, this serves as a warning about how things will become. Truly a prophetic message coming true when you look at whats going on in churches today…

Read Titus 1:

Introduction and instruction to appoint elders:

1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Description of  Christ’s Bishop:

7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

There are from among the congregation deceivers:

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Warning about Jewish fables and commandments of men that turn from the truth:

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

 

There’s alot of people using God’s name but He cant be mocked, He knows who are His. Lets go back to the truth, lets go back to the bible, God’s inerrant word, and stick to the scriptures, the faith in which we were taught since we were babies in Christ and so be right with the Lord today.