“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4.3 NLT).
The Internet is a very useful tool. People can share the Gospel with others who live far way, and they can ascertain Christian resources that were once unattainable. But the Internet can also be very destructive. Both truth and lies can be found all over the various sites online. In fact, truth seems to be a changing idea based on the ebb and flow of people’s thoughts, feelings and desires. Truth is no longer a moral standard established by God outside the corrupted human condition. It is now a standard established by individuals who are skewed by human fallibility. At any moment, we can search the Internet and find some “teachings” that contradict the Word of God. These teachings may suit our desires, but they actually go completely against the standard that God has established. We must ask ourselves a question when confronted with information that contradicts God’s Word: Who has the authority? God or People? Just because we find a teacher or article that tickles our ear does not make it right. We should always go to the source of Truth first, which is God and His Word. Finding people to partake in our sin doesn’t make our sin right. Instead of using others to justify our sin, we should allow the Holy Spirit to cut it away.
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1.8 ESV).