Where are the young followers of God who will put away the irreverent? Where are the older saints who will not give themselves to silly myths? Arise, church.
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. (1 Timothy 4:7a)
rather than giving yourself to temporal ways and means or fables…
“see that [other believers] look up to you because you are an example to them in your speech and behavior, in your love and faith and sincerity. Concentrate until my arrival on your reading and on your preaching and teaching… Give your whole attention, all your energies, to these things, so that your progress is plain for all to see. Keep a critical eye both upon your own life and on the teaching you give, and if you continue to follow the line I have indicated you will not only save your own soul but the souls of many of your hearers as well. (1 Timothy 4:12-16 Phillips)
Who has convinced so many in the church that it’s alright for professing believers to give themselves to such silly, irreverent ways?
I’ve grown to understand that it may be less of someone convincing us of such lifestyles and more of a work of silence from fathers, mothers, spouses and preachers on the matters that Paul is speaking to Timothy of.
Most people, young and old, in churches don’t know how dangerous it is to flirt with fleshly means and ways. Christian, if you love the world and its irreverent, silly myths so much that you don’t display any noticeable contrast from the world, then be afraid. Repent. You were called by God for better things.