What “Itching Ears” Want to Hear

Posted By on March 8, 2012

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.

 2 Timothy 4:3

I have been noticing that there something going on in the Christian community. There is pressure to conform and to say what is politically acceptable and correct. There is much overdoing of certain teachings without a wise balance of the whole counsel of scripture. It seems that Christians are being swayed into the newest fads of doctrine and being led away to the fire of “what their itching ears want to hear”.

 Have we not been warned? Are we so easily swayed?

 We are unable to rightly divide the word. 

 And because of that we are easily straying from truth.

 Attacked are the innocent proclaimers of His truth. Bring up any solid doctrine and you might be labeled as “judgmental”, “not having enough grace” or “too harsh”.

 We might be persuaded by the latest bestselling author, TV preacher, or a popular Christian actor. We might even be strongly influenced by certain Christian circles or simply just online through favorite bloggers (some we have never even met before nor examined their life or doctrine closely) or the comments (written by complete strangers) left at their posts.

 If it sounds good and everyone is agreeing with it then we are on board—after all, they have to be right–don’t they???


 Think twice, ladies, anyone can act and speak as one in authority, but all things should be brought through the filter of God’s word.

It is His word alone that stands– not man’s opinion.

Remember that.

And keep studying His Word so that you are able to discern what is true and what is false.


The more that you read the better you will be able to discern. If you still have trouble, get wise counsel from your pastor (not off Facebook, Twitter, or a blog).

And pray that the Lord would give you WISDOM to recognize it and COURAGE to stand in opposition of it.



About The Author

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of the popular blog, Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBook, True Christian Motherhood. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. Together with her husband and dear friends, they are planting a church in the Midwest. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.


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