Don’t Do It…Just Don’t
When we remove words like “sin,” “repentance,” “judgment,” and “Hell” from our message, we are in danger of preaching “another Gospel.” If it’s not the whole truth, it’s no longer the truth at all.
It becomes illegitimate and produces illegitimate children, who often call God their father, but still serve the devil. The great key to making sure that we are never guilty of this is to say with Paul, “In the sight of God we speak in Christ.”
In other words, the words we speak are never dictated by a fear of offending sinners on earth. Instead, they are dictated by the fear of offending a holy God in Heaven. Nothing compromises truth like seeking the approval of men. And nothing ensures the truth like seeking the approval of Almighty God.