5-30-14 “The Cost Of Speaking The Truth” – Pastor Shane Idleman

May 29th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 5-30-14 “The Cost Of Speaking The Truth” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

One of my great concerns is for the pulpits of America: many are exchanging truth for tolerance, boldness for balance, and conviction for cowardness. We don’t want to offended lest we lose our audience. But truth is controversial—its convicts and challenges. We are not to seek the applause of men but the applause of God. The pulpit inevitably sets the tone of the religious climate of the nation. The lukewarm, sex-saturated culture simply reflects the lack of conviction in the pulpit as well as the pew. Granted, there are many wonderful pastors and churches—I appreciate their ministry, but, as a whole, the church has drifted off course.
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