The lukewarm message I have talked about has been how sin, repentance and salvation have been toned down. False conversions are just as real as eternal security. Anybody can say they are saved but not all those who say they are saved are truly are saved. When I started to tell people that it is impossible to be saved and living like the Devil, they got mad and decided to throw every dirt and mud they could to discredit the Gospel truth. The truth of salvation does not only stop with salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ but that when you are saved, then there is that inevitable change. Does not 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 show that if you are saved that declares the truth "and such were some of you." It does not stop with just justification but also sanctification. This is what the entertainment drive church drives out because they just want more attendants but never the truth.
The timeless truth of Christian preaching is this, "You want to be a pastor who is popular then preach happiness. If you want to be a pastor who is unpopular then do what God tells you to do." John 15:18-19 and James 4:4 declares that those who are friends of the world are enemies of God. If I am going to do God's work then I should not expect anything but mud and dirt from the world but praise and honor and God. I cannot expect to be accepted by both God and man - it is only one way or another. By God's grace, I would rather be in a church that is not popular but preaches the Word of God than a church that is popular but never preaches the Word of God.
As Charles H. Spurgeon said, "Do not go to where it is all grand music, fine talk and beautiful architecture. Go to where the Gospel is preached and go often."
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