A myth to my youthful imagination had been tales about the ancients in far far away lands that involved mystical creatures and supernatural powers. Sinbad the Sailor, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Wheel of Time are among them. However, a myth can also be an explanation of natural or social phenomena and widely held but false beliefs or ideas. The former is adventurous, fun, and exciting. The latter is itching, dangerous, and destructive (3).
Several myths concerning the human origin, Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and human destiny persist in perversion. They compete and weakly challenge the truth and sound doctrine (4). Many myths about God’s truth in the Bible. That too has been misinterpreted and used to support myths.
False teachings are not always doctrinal deviations. They sometimes prostitute truth for the need to be popular and say what people want to hear in order to do whatever is needed for self-gratification, power, prestige, and wealth. The exchange of conscience for monetary gain is a myth whispered in wanting ears and played out begging social and program media.
The remedy to myth pandemic is to “preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season, correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2) I need to keep my head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and continue in all the duties of God’s will for me which is my ministry.