I‘m pretty sure I have posted the following blog before, but I’m doing it again because my heart is heavy for people who claim safety in Christ without it being real. Salvation is not turning over a new leaf. It takes the blood to atone for our sins. That calls for repentance; one does not get there without facing the guilt of being a sinner.
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 refuses to address 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 before the wound can heal. The problem of sin is not removed by ignoring it. “Peace, peace” they say; 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.
Preachers, you might not be lying from the pulpit, but you are deceiving if you do not tell the whole truth. Talking about hell is unpleasant, but not nearly as unpleasant as going there or being responsible for the souls that go there!