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1 Timothy 4:2
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
In the previous verse, the scripture specifically states that in the last times teachers of the truth will abandon faith and be deceived by the enemy. St. Paul said these kinds of teachings come from hypocritical liars. Their understanding of truth has been seared as if it has been burned with a hot iron.
The age in which we live makes today’s passage feel as if it had been written last night. Our society is now being taught by men and women whose very conscience is burned. They do not seem to know or care about the difference between right and wrong. If they are teaching and we happen to be the students, it’s time for us all to … “Get Our Minds Back!” We are in charge of what we allow into our way of thinking. I refuse to allow my mind to be slowly cooked until it has no recollection of the ancient paths of righteousness. It may be hip to be cool, but it’s not hip to be an idiot when it comes to righteousness. Whatever you do today … “Get Your Mind Back!” St. Paul concludes the chapter by saying, “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (v. 16).
Sometimes I feel like I’ve compromised my thinking concerning faith and practice to the point of spiritual idiocy. “I want my mind back!” Today I will say yes to Your Word and No to the teachers with a seared conscience. Amen