Tickling Teachers


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.  As for you, always be sober minded, endure suffering, dot the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  2 Timothy 4:3John Dewey

Funny how things predicted long ago come true. We are far beyond accumulating teachers.  We live in a world that doesn’t need the teachers anymore.  It is every man and woman for themselves.  My truth is THE truth.  My opinion is truth for me.  You can have yours but if it is different than mine I don’t care and it doesn’t matter.  Don’t ever try to impose your truth on my truth…you don’t have that right.  My truth is my truth and yours is yours. And the teachers sent everyone out to live.

That’s where it gets interesting.  Don’t you dare say anything critical about the first gay football player.   That’s his truth and it is his right to live it out whether you like it or not. Get comfortable with it, because it is not going away.  You adjust to his truth.

Killing innocent unborn children is the right of the woman with that child.  How could anyone question her right to do with her body what she believes is her truth?  Get it together.

The teachers taught that after thousands and thousands of years everyone else had it wrong.  Men should marry other men and women other women.  It is acceptable for men to have many wives and children and flaunt it to the whole world.  It’s their truth.

The teachers said that intimacy is whatever you decide it to be for yourself.  Indulge in any behavior, any feeling you have to truly fulfill the inner you.  Enjoy sexuality with anyone anytime because it is about feelings.  It’s for pleasure and recreation. All these years the thinking has been wrong.  Living with just one person is too limiting, too confining, too boring.  Go out and enjoy.  It’s okay to observe billions of images of others pretending to be intimate because it’s their right and freedom to practice whatever they believe.  The teachers have now acquiesced to technology, now billions of searches each year for other people having sex are done anonymously, who needs the teachers anymore.  It is so liberating.

Goodness man, haven’t you heard.  The teachers we assembled taught us that the ends justify the means.  Lying to the entire country is not wrong.  In order to gain a position of status and power it is perfectly right for someone to lie to gain control.  It’s his truth.

All these years the teachers have been scratching the ears of generations and now the students have left the teachers for the world.  The students were listening intently.  The myths sounded so promising, so enlightening, so liberating.  The results of the myths are being lived out now everyday right in front of our eyes.

As for you, always be sober minded, enduring suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  Hold onto the only truth.

About Bill Harbeck

Founder and Director of Holding on to Hope Ministries. A non-profit work that helps survivors of childhood sexual abuse unveil their past and begin the healing process. Author of the book Shattered; One Man's Journey from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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