Look with me at the CONDITION of prophets and priests before judgment came to Judah. God speaking through Jeremiah (6:14) “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace’ they say, and there is no peace.”
The “sinner seeking” church today that ignores the sin issue, refuses to call sinners “sinners,” hops over the demand for repentance is not acknowledging the “wound” of the people.
Surgeons have to remove the problem – not ignore it – before the wound can heal. Church leaders should address the problem; the problem of sin is not removed by ignoring it.
“Peace, peace” they say, “that conviction you feel is the devil trying to bring guilt on you. God loves you. He will not bring guilt. Peace, peace.” How we pride ourselves on not scaring sinners to Christ, and all the while ignore the issue of hell. Peace, peace vs hell!
Prophets and priests, there is little time left. Don’t have blood on your hands because of not telling the uncomfortable and troublesome TRUTH. John the Baptist said repent (Matt 3:2); Jesus said repent (Mark 2:15; 13:3 & 5), Disciples said repent (Mark 6:12); Peter said repent (Acts 2:38); Paul said repent (Acts 17:30; 26:20); John said repent (Rev. 3:19). Peter points out that one will perish if he does not repent (2 Peter 3:9) That’s quite a line up to go against.
And “repentance” is a lot more than a New Year’s Resolution!
Wikipedia: The repentance (metanoia) called for throughout the Bible is a summons to a personal, absolute and ultimate unconditional surrender to God as Sovereign. Though it includes sorrow and regret, it is more than that. … In repenting, one makes a complete change of direction (180° turn) toward God.