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“For there is going to come a time when people won't listen to the truth but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. They won't listen to what the Bible says but will blithely follow their own misguided ideas.” - 2 Timothy 4:3,4 The Living Bible

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Some people want to hear only sweet and soft things preached to them. So, some preachers, in order to please their flock, preach what their followers like to hear. This as been from time of old. In Isaiah 30:9,10 it is written, “That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.” Religious leaders who seek to please men do not rebuke sin. But Jesus Christ rebuked sin in his days. It is necessary to condemn evil so that the people may repent in order to be saved. (See Isaiah 58:1) In the time of Lot he openly condemned their evil practices.  But they would not listen. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was meant to serve as a warning to the world. - 2 Peter 2:5-8.

But the big question is: has the world at large learnt any lesson from the fate of the first world and of Sodom and Gomorrah? It is not hard to see that many have not. Our Saviour declared, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” - Luke 17:26,27,28,30.

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