I have often wondered why there is not so much mentioning of the reality of hell in modern preaching. But then I remember what I learned in seminary, we where not to mention things that could offend or turn people away from the church. So instead we where taught how to preach sermons that would attract people, sermons that would answer lives question without offending. I tried practicing this for some time, but then I suddenly realized its unbiblical. Jesus would never ever have taught His disciples to preach sermons that did not offend people. So why should we do what Jesus would never do? Preaching sermons that would attract people and not offend them is actually a sin. Its like a doctor refusing to help the cancer patient. Or even worse, a doctor who knew you had cancer but never told you about it. Such a doctor would loose his job and we would label him as a dangerous man not worthy of practicing his profession. Why then do we so easily allow preachers to do this, to hide important truth from us because they "dont want to offend"? We should label them as dangerous preachers and not worthy of their profession.
Published by Apostle Ernie firstname.lastname@example.org