My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Titus 1.
“For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.” –Titus 1:10-11
There are things that should not be taught, and we should 1) not listen to them and 2) seek to silence the empty talkers and rebellious people. There are many teachers like this–deceivers–and their false teaching upsets and confuses genuine people who are seeking truth. Money is often the reason these false teachers say what they do.
It’s commonly believed that all people can process and handle all information, but this is not true. Many sincere people get confused when they hear false doctrine. False teachers are really good at deceiving others.
“Censorship” is seen as such a terrible thing that people pendulum swing and think they should read/see/hear everything without any boundaries imposed either by themselves or people who watch over their souls. What a clever strategy of the evil one to pollute our souls with false teaching.
That being said, we can’t “silence” our culture–we must “out-preach” it. But we must silence false teachers from the church and our homes.
Father, our world is engaged in a “Truth War.” Evil, rebellious men are deceiving millions. Might Your church out-preach false teachers outside the church and silence false teachers within the church. Please use me as a mighty weapon in the Truth War. And in doing so, be glorified in me, Your servant. Amen.