Itching Ears

In addressing his congregation at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Robert Jeffress said, “Donald Trump was absolutely correct Thursday night when he said it is time to start bombing the ‘you know what’ out of ISIS.” The crowd applauded and cheered.

The President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jr., addressed the student body with these sentiments: “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in…let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.” The crowd applauded and cheered.

People simply love to hear their leaders call for the killing of their enemies. That, of course, is not what Jesus taught. But Paul explained the cheers to us…

“The time will come when people 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)