Twisted truths come from the god of this world not from God.
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. (1 John 4:5 KJV)
This verse describes false teaching and preaching that tickle ears by telling mankind what they want to hear rather than telling them what they desperately need to hear: the unvarnished truth of God’s Word. For some a softer social message, rather than a straight and to the point message is a whole lot easier pill to swallow than trying to digest the pointed Truth of God’s Word because the truth pricks and prods at man’s conscious, challenging him to consider his own sin against the righteous plumb line of God for his life.
Many people are fickle; vacillating between having a shallow desire for God to be a priority in their life and at the same time yearning to follow the wider pathway of the god of this world which seems more pleasant and palatable. Others are so entrenched in the lies of the god of the world that their conscious is seared and does not function to compute God’s Truth. Their heart is not pierced and provoked but hardened and darkened with an accumulation of sin.
These individuals who are living in tune with the god of this world are indifferent to a message of God’s Truth but clearly hear and contemplate upon the pseudo sermons of the god of this world. Satan tempers his message so that it is ineffective and vain in light of eternity lifting up darkness rather than the light of God.