For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
I think that fact that people Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, and many others are so popular lends to my belief that the majority of “Christians” have never read their Bible and those that have haven’t taken the time to really study it. Rick Warren gives people purpose. Joel Osteen make people feel good about themselves. Bill Scheer gives his congregation actual concussions… you know, for Jesus. You know what none of them give you, however? The cross. The gospel. The good news that Jesus died on the cross for your sins. In fact, I contest that they have more in common with Mormonism than true Christianity for the simple fact they all of them let you know it’s true by that good feeling you get inside. A punch in the face or a diet plan might make you feel good inside but it has nothing to do with Christianity, and anyone who tries to claim that it does or that it’s for Jesus is a heretic. If your ears are itching, scratching will only spread the itch. What you need is ointment, and if the ointment stings, that’s how you know it’s working.