Many in the religious world think religious issues are to be formed and solved by the reasoning of men and their ability to expound words. Many glory in the sound or beauty of words rather than the substance or meaning they convey. Doctrine or teaching becomes a mere entertainment of words. For the hearers, it is like going to a movie theater; they are either impressed and pleased what has been given or they just go away displeased and maybe angry.

Why is it so difficult for man to let God speak? When God does speak, why does man twist the words spoken? Why does man add or take away from God's word?

The Bible teaches that there would come a time when some would not endure sound doctrine but would accumulate teachers in accordance to their own desires, (2 Timothy 4:3&4). This same passage teaches some would turn away their ears from the truth and turn aside to myths. Some people's approach to the scriptures are tainted with their preconceived notions. Their attempt to study and learn is thwarted by their own thoughts and desires. They would rather be tickled than taught. I am reminded what Jesus said to Peter when Peter substituted his own desires for God's, "Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's," (Mark 8:33).