The Christian Church has neglected to balance
the teaching of Gods love with the equally
important truth that He will judge each person
who has ever lived. However, the pendulum of
emphasis has swung to the side of His love and
mercy for a long time.
But the pendulum
needs to swing back. Not all the way to a
judgmental and legalistic God, but to a
balanced expression of His personality. There
needs to be a declaration of His terror by
those who know Him to those who know Him not.
We who know Him are neglecting to warn people
of the consequences of taking God too lightly.
Unbelievers have always had a reckless
attitude toward God. That is no surprise. But
Christians today are doing the same. We are
living in an era of self-serving motivations.
Even in Christian society, we dont want to lay
ourselves down for the good of others. The idea
of self-denial has become virtually obsolete.
Anything that God would truly have us do we see
as an annoying inconvenience. We shun Gods
ordained opportunities to be included in His
marvelous work of saving lost people from an
Whole congregations attend
church Sunday after Sunday without ever hearing
words like sin, judgment, and hell. Ministers
and leaders teach year after year, never
touching on phrases like 'the anger of the
Lord' and 'the fear of the Lord'. We teach too
lightly, preach too lightly, pray too lightly,
and the result is the world takes God too
lightly . Even the secular world is noticing
this lack of fervor by the church.
Tennessean newspaper ran a troubling headline
on an Easter Sunday morning, way back in 1992.
It read: 'Hells Not a Hot Topic Right Now.'
Rest assured, Hell is as hot as it has ever
been. Its the preaching that has cooled. If
preachers wont preach about Hell, who will? If
the churches wont warn sinners about Hell, who
One of the greatest sermons ever
preached was titled 'Sinners in the Hands of an
Angry God[', delivered by Jonathan Edwards.
Edwards began his sermon with the verse from
Their foot shall slide in due time . . .
(King James Version). where are
these sermons today? Where are these preachers
today? As Ravenhill so
profoundly stated in his book, Why Revival
Tarries: 'We have too many
dead men in the pulpits giving out too many
dead sermons to too many dead people.'
Uses only King James Version
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