“Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith, so do.” (1 Timothy 1:4, KJV)
“… Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth … And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 3:7 and 4:4, KJV)
Perhaps it is safe to say that it would be impossible to find any educated person from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who does not have a high regard for education. Moreover, those who study and keep up with the biblical predictions that have happened in the twentieth century, and are happening in the twenty-first century, know without a shadow of a doubt that this world of ours is experiencing the end times, as prophesied by ancient Hebrew prophets, Jesus the Christ, and first-century apostles. For sure, because of the heavy importance that is placed upon education, the entire world has experienced the prophesied increase in knowledge. Yet, as predicted by the prophet Daniel in sixth century B.C. (see Daniel 12:4), and as reiterated by Apostle Paul in first century A.D. (see 2 Timothy 3:7 and 4:3-4), even though people in the end times would see an increase in knowledge, masses of people would still remain ignorant about God’s absolute TRUTH.
In spite of the fact that billions of people have a ravenous appetite for knowledge, the prophetic words spoken by Prophet Daniel and Apostle Paul concerning the ignorance of mankind is being fulfilled as twenty-first century Christians live and move and have their being. Yes, they indeed want to know more and more, but they continue to refuse to accept God’s TRUTH—His sound doctrine—preferring instead to believe the lies that are in New-Age fables, myths and fairy tales. Hence, the world has produced an abundance of educated fools.
Worldwide today, from Head Starts through kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools to post-secondary institutions of higher learning, fables, myths and fairy tales are the tasty but deceitful knowledge morsels that educational systems are spoon feeding to toddlers, youth, preteens, teenagers, and adults. Moreover, at the heart of these fabrications that are masqueraded as “facts” are the New Age interpretations of spiritual living that are sweeping the world, infiltrating Christ’s CHURCH with their deadly messages. Thus, instead of learning and accepting God’s Word, as His TRUTH pertains to Him, His Son, His Holy Spirit, His Creation and the meaning of human life, today’s knowledge seekers (born-again believers and the unsaved and unchurched world) are accepting the New Age interpretations of spiritual living for mankind, which primarily are based upon nothing more than a mixture of ancient Greek, Roman, Hindu, Buddhist and Chinese fables, myths and fairy tales that have been combined with modern-day perspectives.
As a result, the generation that Christ says will not pass away until ALL that He has prophesied in Matthew Chapters 24-25 comes true is our present twenty/twenty-first century generation, especially those who were born just before and after May 14, 1948, when the Jews declared independence for Israel. This is the CHURCH-Age generation that has become so saturated with the enticing pap of the New Age drivel that, daily, tremendous numbers of believing Christians are turning away from God’s TRUTH. These people are those who no longer can endure sound doctrine, but rather they have ears that itch for any kind of “truth” that differs from God’s absolute Divine TRUTH as revealed by His Holy Spirit. Ultimately, they have chosen to accept those teachings that appeal more to their fleshly desires and wishes—to their ME-first appetites. For sure, they have become ensnared (enslaved) by New Age fables, myths and fairy tales that have given them something that they can easily swallow without having to attempt to digest it fully.
These hoodwinked “truth” seekers have been taught beliefs and practices that are a combination of ancient myths, established traditional religions and new religious movements, plus scientific and philosophical thoughts. While New Age beliefs and practices seem to satisfy these deceived “truth” seekers’ intellectual, religious, and economic pursuits in search of alternative approaches to Western beliefs and practices, the truth is that they have been duped into thinking that they have discovered a “new” and more effective spirituality. New Age believers, thus, have been blinded to the fact that all they have accepted is an age-old system promoted by Satan and his imps—one that is nothing more than the ancient mysteries of Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations on earth (cf. Revelation 17:5-18). Christ, Apostles Paul, Peter, and John, and the writer of Hebrews describe this world’s ancient false “religious” traditions as a form of “godliness” that denies the genuine power of God—an unsound doctrine followed by infidels/blasphemers of the Holy Spirit, who are perpetrators of the unforgivable “sin” unto death (cf. 1 John 5:16, 2 Peter 2:20, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Hebrews 6:4-6, Matthew 12:31-32) .
Whatever “spiritual” quality these believers have claimed to have found in the literature and teachings of New Age fables, myths and fairy tales, this “spirituality” can never be a substitute for the guidance that ONLY God’s Holy Spirit can give. Whatever “truth” and “wisdom” that could be gleaned from New Age fables, myths, and fairy tales, this “truth” and “wisdom” can never be a substitute for the absolute Divine TRUTH and Wisdom that ONLY can be found in God’s Word—the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, too many of this “last” generation will perish without having accepted, or returned back to, God’s Divine TRUTH, which is His sound doctrine of the Holy Bible.
In fact, even after these wayward individuals are standing before the Great White Throne of God, where He will judge them in their bodies, souls and spirits for their rejection of Christ and His Gospel, many of these deceived humans still will not accept or fully understand the folly of their ways. However, by then there will be no way to adjust their imminent sentence.
The heavy emphasis on education and knowledge in the twenty-first century cannot be denied. Unstable world economies and ever-changing technologies are just two major reasons why the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, unlike as with past centuries, have stressed the need to increase education and knowledge. These world events make it compulsory for people who want to find satisfactory employment—positions that pay well and have adequate benefits—to acquire as much training and knowledge about his or her career field in order to be seriously considered for any job. Nepotism and other forms of preferential treatment are nearly extinct. Worldly knowledge is what rules!
As prophesied, this keen emphasis on education and an increase in knowledge have resulted in both the world and the CHURCH being filled with educated fools—a culture/generation of biblically ignorant yet eager seekers of “truth” and new revelations. These are the ones who have become desensitized to spiritual deceptions, and, as such, they have very little, if any, know-how or strength to resist dishonest, non-spiritual leaders and/or authority figures who are only saying what people want to hear rather than giving them the absolute TRUTH. However, in this time of increased education and knowledge, there will be NO excuses for not hearing and accepting the Gospel of Christ. Ignorance cannot be used as a Wildcard or a Get of Jail “Free” pass, because short of obtaining the TRUTH the old fashion way—by FAITH (trusting in God’s Word)—there can be no escaping eternal damnation.