Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 1 Tim. 4:1.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 2 Tim. 4:3,4.

False teachers and false apostles are characterized by the ability to tickle itching ears. That should sound an alarm. What are itching ears? Ears that like to hear what makes them feel better. Are your ears being tickled? Then get out of earshot of that message. It is a message of false doctrine!

The Truth is neither passive nor aggressive and both passive and aggressive. It just stands there and violently assaults its enemies (lies and deceptions) by its mere presence. It is an offender only to those who are an offense to it.