SOUND DOCTRINE.

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2 Tim 4: 3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

When we don't have a standard to test what we believe against, we will believe anything that seems right to us. This is how mythology and false religion start. Fortunately we have God's word to test what we hear against. Unfortunately the media and the loudest voices, in our society do not have a standard to base what they believe against, so they use what makes them feel good or what agrees with the way they want to live, as the test of truth. 
It seems society is going further down the rabbit hole as the anchor of the truth is being ignored further and further. Random violence, drug use and sexual promiscuity seem to be on the rise, as people experiment with experiences trying to find the purpose of life. This can't be found outside of God. 
As believers we need to recognise general society are seeking what we have, but in the wrong places. We are not to follow them nor condemn them, but to be true to what we know, living life to the fullest and continuing to test what we hear and see, against the word of God. 

Greg.