Forever Learning But Never Coming To The Knowledge of the Truth
The "First Church of Joel Osteen, Rob Bell, Oprah Winfrey, Rick Warren, Pope Francis," and others, is a prime example of educated ignorance. This is due to the fact they are forever learning...but never coming to the knowledge of the truth. Their "gospel" makes everyone feel good by NEVER telling them the truth in regard to their true condition (that they are wicked, vile sinners who are in need to be saved from themselves). When you teach but never tell the truth; your adherents will be forever learning but never coming to the knowledge of what really matters. The purpose behind ANY biblical teaching is to bring people to the knowledge of the truth. So what point is there in teaching, when all you convey is educated ignorance?
There is literally no purpose whatsoever (in the Biblical scheme of things) to the Osteen/Oprah New Age Gospel that says "people are good before coming to God and they are good after coming to God".
This "conviction free, no sin-zone", this so-called gospel, robs people of the true purpose and intent of the genuine Gospel: to first convict, THEN to save from the self-destructive and totally depraved condition each and every individual is in without Christ. This "other gospel" puts people on a spiritual morphine drip...so they can ease on into hell quite comfortably, ignorantly and swiftly. This spiritual morphine drip comes straight from Satan himself. It has a means that is working toward an end.
The means: To stupefy people by having celebrity status pastors/teachers coddle, comfort and reassure them of salvation through uplifting motivational speeches and New York Times Best Sellers...while they are on their way to hell. This is the morphine that subdues the senses to be numbed down to the reality of what SHOULD be causing them pain, alarm, conviction and discomfort along with the God-given sense to act and react accordingly. (These type of preachers and ministries remove the batteries from your fire alarm...and pull the plug on your life support).
The end: To bring hoards of people through the gates of hell while making them believe they were on their way to heaven. (Only someone numbed and dumbed down to reality could fall for this. Only someone who has a doctorates degree in "educated ignorance" can be made susceptible to this. For someone who has been in the "church scene" for a good length of time to get to this point, they would've had to of rejected the Spirit's conviction through illicit spiritual morphine, that they've become addicted to through lying to themselves for so long.
You see, when you stop going to your spiritual opium dens called churches, to get your fix; the Holy Spirit is then able to break through, to a lesser or greater degree. And it's here, you once again begin to FEEL reality and the conviction it is mirrored after. It is here where your lies become exposed for what they really are: lies that you have embraced as truth. But unfortunately, most regard conviction as the enemy; so they shoot the Holy Spirit down, run back to their spiritual opium dens to meet with Satan's dealer, and before you know it...they're strung out on "truth relaxers" and pain (conviction) killers again...so they can be self-blinded and numbed from their true condition all over again. And like an actual addict or alcoholic...the cycle begins all over again.
The only way a person can remain in a perpetual state of educated ignorance is to constantly remain under the influence of the substance it takes to get someone to actually believe this hogwash. These type of people aren't ignorant because they are unlearned; they just don't like what they've learned of the Truth...so they reject it and choose to remain ignorant by keeping themselves inebriated under the falsehoods they embrace as truth. Perpetual inebriation is the key to remaining under this Satanic brew of deception...it's the only way one can keep themselves in such a warped state to where they begin to accept lies as truth. And they MUST keep coming back to the best sellers and the false teachers on a regular basis; it's nothing more than a coping mechanism that helps them to squelch, compress and subdue the fact they are lying to themselves. In other words: it helps them to be able to live with themselves.
"...They did not have any love for the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a strong delusion so that they will believe a lie... And so all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned". 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
Oh, how the modern church adheres and clings to delusional lies in which they regard as truth!
Just because a well known teacher said it, doesn't mean it's true.
Just because a man or woman has a bible tucked under their arm doesn't mean everything they say henceforth, is true.
Just because something makes you feel good doesn't mean it's from God.
Just because something makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it's from Satan.
False teachers are Satan's drug dealers and master counterfeiters...numbing people of the reality of God's Word since Genesis 3.
"For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds". 1 Corinthians 11:13-14
The only way to feel "good" about being evil, is to drink whatever these pseudo-Satanic-psychiatrists (called pastors) prescribe you...regularly and consistently. THIS IS THE WAY TO A SEARED OVER CONSCIENCE AND REPROBATE MIND. (In case you were wondering).
This is the sequence and order of how it goes with the Osteen/Oprah Tolerance type crowd: The Holy Spirit comes to convict and you hereby feel uncomfortable...so...off to the spiritual opium den (church) to drive the PAIN KILLER DOWN THE HATCH.
Sometime later the pain killer begins to ware off and conviction begins to come back: Upon feeling the weight of truth, our adherent exclaims: "THIS CONVICTION IS CONDEMNATION FROM SATAN!!!"...and it's off to the opium den (church) for another fix.
Today, we have a whole church full of spiritual addicts who are addicted to the non-reality of their own ignorance and lies. Forever learning...forever going to church...forever reading whichever teacher they've heaped to their itching ears...forever going to conferences and Christian concerts...but NEVER coming to the knowledge of the truth.
Educated ignorance=seared over mind. 1 Timothy 4:2, 2 Timothy 3:7
Better to be temporarily uncomfortable...even in pain, while throttling toward eternal life, than to be permanently comfortable (through self-deception) while throttling full-boar toward eternal destruction and damnation. This is where the rubber of losing your life (your comfort) so you may gain it, really begins to meet the road. Luke 9:23
A gospel without conviction is a gospel devoid, stripped and depleted of all of its saving qualities.
Reject these pseudo-psychiatrists called pastors and their opium dens they call churches. Reject the Truth inhibiting drugs they prescribe, which are designed to make people nonresponsive and comfortably numb to the communicative advances of God. Don't become a spiritual addict who runs to get his prescription filled every Sunday just so he doesn't HAVE TO feel the conviction of God (something these folks term Satanically evil). If you can't feel the conviction of God on any given issue you are either (a) falsely converted or (b) an apostate who has seared over his conscience through years of disobedience. There is no in-between or middle ground here...you are either one or the other. Both conditions require transparency and repentance.
If you are calling the conviction of God Satan and hereby rejecting it...you are calling the third person of the Divine Trinity "Lucifer".
To come to the knowledge of the truth, most in this modern church need to forever unlearn what it is they have been taught.
Forever unlearning...the only way to come to the knowledge of the Truth when you are living in the last days of apostasy.
May all of our learning and all of our knowledge lead us to the Truth. Otherwise, it will lead us to Satan's apostasy and counterfeit.
"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, while denying its power; Avoid such men as these... who are always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth".
2 Timothy 2:1-5, 7)