Why do people allow false prophets to rule the land?
You may ask how is it that false teaching is so wide spread? Why is it when many people are told the truth they don’t want to hear it. While I’m not saying is, one answer for everything, but there is one reason that we are told from the Bible why people like it the way things are today.
All of this, by the way applies to people who don’t want to hear about the flat earth and a host of other conspiracies.
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (2Ti 4:2)
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (2Ti 4:3)
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2Ti 4:4)
The answer is, because the people like it so; they want fables. This applies to all Christian doctrines but also to secular topics, too, including the flat earth. Is not the spinning earth doing all kinds of gyrations at fantastic speeds a fable? And people like it because it “tickles their ears,” or, as the Bible says, “itching ears.”
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: (Isa 30:9)
God’s people are really rebellious – they have broken every moral laws, every biblical law you can think of. How true that preachers will not hear the law of Yahweh; you even find this among Patriots who think they can be true Patriots and not be a Christian.
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: (Isa 30:10)
People don’t want to hear the truth in churches, they want to hear things that are “smooth.” I take this to be things that doesn’t require them to do anything – just sit back and let God do everything. After all, these pious Christians say, “We will be whisked away to Heaven before all this trouble starts.” Also, they say in their collective smugness, “We must get along with everyone – even the non-Christian – so speak to us in smooth ways.”
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jer 5:31)
The people “love to have it so!”
And who do we learn much of this from?
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. (Tit 1:14)