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Never Able to Come

January 23, 2019


Never Able to Come

With all sorts of media bombarding  to gain our attention,  we need to realize  that much of it  is promoting  all sorts of  godless ideas.     Amongst the most deceptive are many different false preachers,  preaching things  that deny  the historically proven  validity  of the Bible — and in its place,  they are preaching a “feel good”  message  that is only from their imaginations — having no basis  in the truths of God.

This sort of false preaching  was going on  way back  in the days of Jeremiah,  around 600 B.C.     For that reason,  in Jeremiah 23:16  the LORD says,

Do not listen  to the words  of the prophets
       who are prophesying  to you.   
They are leading you  into futility;   
They speak a vision  of their own imagination,   
Not from the mouth  of the LORD.

The false preachers back then did not have  the mass media  of today,  but they still arrogantly sought  to deny the truths  of God.     It was all from their imaginations  and mixed with ideas  from various forms  of idol worship.     The end result  for anyone who believed them was  “futility”.     What good do we do ourselves  in believing lies?     But,  people seem  to love them anyway.

The problem of false preachers did not go away  after Christ’s resurrection.     Instead,  Paul had to descriptively write  in  2 Timothy 3:1-7,

But realize this,  that in the last days  difficult times will come.     For men will be lovers of self,  lovers of money,  boastful,  arrogant,  revilers,  disobedient to parents,  ungrateful,  unholy,  unloving,  irreconcilable,  malicious gossips,  without self-control,  brutal,  haters of good,  treacherous,  reckless,  conceited,  lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;  holding to a form of godliness,  although they have denied its power;  and avoid such men as these.

For among them  are those who enter into households  and captivate weak women  weighed down with sins,  led on by various impulses,  always learning  and never able to come  to the knowledge  of the truth.

Paul’s description fits all the false preachers of today  as they boldly promote their own imaginations and  deceptively claim  to be preaching God’s word.     They reject the Bible’s words  on repentance and salvation  through faith in Jesus Christ.     They put on a front  of being godly,  but deny the power  of Jesus’ resurrection  for all who believe  in God’s promises  of forgiveness and eternal life.

We need to avoid these false preachers  like the plague.     As people are seeking  to know about God,  these false preachers come claiming  to have all sorts  of superior knowledge.     But,  as people  “learn”  about  all their philosophies,  methods of meditation,  imaginations,  dreams,  rules,  and new ways  of “worship”,  people become more and more lost.

People are busy,  busy,  busy  learning what is false.     They have a feeling  about its emptiness,  but think  they just need  to keep on learning  more  about this religious teaching.     They think  if they just learn more,  it will fill the empty void  in their lives.     But, the fact is,  they are  never able to come  to the knowledge  of the truth.”

No one is ever able  to learn truth  until we go straight  to God’s eternal word — the Bible.     We need  to become grounded in the proven truths  of the Bible.     There is no other book  that offers God’s truths  in the way God Himself has given His word  to us.

When we hold close  to God’s truths,  as He has given them to us  in the Bible,  we will come  to a true repentance  and the  “knowledge  of the truth”.     Then Jesus’ promise will come true  for us.     In John 8:31-32,  Jesus promises us,

If you abide  in My word,  then  you are truly disciples  of Mine;  and you shall know the truth,  and the truth shall make you free.

When we are free  in the knowledge  of God’s truth  about salvation,  we will rejoice  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You for being gracious to me  and freely forgiving  all my sins  through faith  in the shed blood  of Christ Jesus.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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