The Spiritual Cancer That Kills Faith

spiritual-cancer

Jeremiah 6:10 

To whom should I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they can’t listen. Behold, Yahweh’s word has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.


Keyword: Uncircumcised

Circumcision meant to cut off your foreskin making a physical sign that you were set aside for God’s use and have committed yourself to follow Him. It also showed that you kept His Word by being circumcised.


In this context, being uncircumcised means disobedience. The phrase “their ear is uncircumcised shows that they have deviated from His commands and have made their ears stopped up with their sins making it impossible to hear from God. 

What does living in unrepentance do to one’s faith? Unrepentance produces spiritual cancer. It starts to eat away and destroy your faith in the Lord. 

How does that look like? It will start to attack and destroy your confidence in what the Bible affirms. For some examples:

It will attack…

  1. …the deity of Christ
  2. the inerrancy of Scripture
  3. …the command to repent when a person sins
  4. …all aspects of the person of Jesus Christ
  5. …the meaning of prayer and its effectiveness
  6. …the doctrine of salvation through Christ alone and
  7. the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Keyword: Reproach

To show contempt, insult or shame by discredit. One of the main ways that people have shown contempt to the Father in heaven is by rejecting what His Son has done for them on the cross.


I will focus on the inerrancy of Scripture because of the second half of the verse of Jeremiah 6:10 which says, “…Behold, Yahweh’s word has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.”

The word reproach in Hebrew [Strong’s#2781] is contempt, shame, and scorn. The verb for shame is to discredit.

If the person continues to live in disobedience without repenting, his faith in Scripture starts to erode and his desire he once had for God’s Word begins to die. He will believe that the Scriptures contain errors. Look what happened to Mr. Ehrman, once his faith in the Scripture was completely destroyed he abandoned his faith in Jesus Christ altogether.

The Bible is the main source that Jesus uses to communicate with His children and with those, He is trying to convict of their sins.

That is the danger when a follower of Jesus Christ does not repent. They develop spiritual cancer which permeates to all four corners of their faith and attacks the trust which we have placed in the person of Jesus Christ and His revelation to us.

I believe we are living close to the return of Jesus Christ and I see many people who once professed faith in Jesus, are now renouncing their faith, seeing the rise of fulfilling 2 Thess. 2:3, 1 Timothy 4:1, and 2 Timothy 4:3.

Hold on to what you have and do not allow Satan to take it away from you. Two things to keep in mind.

  1. Look at your life, you are not the same person you once were because you have been changed through faith in Jesus Christ, the moment you believed.
  2. Believe what Jesus said about His own Words that nothing can destroy it.

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 

Choose today to believe Jesus’s words over those who are trying to make you doubt the Bible.

 

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