It is true indeed that if a pastor wants to be popular he must take the Bible out of context and instead choose to appeal to people in any way possible. Works salvation crowd appeals to a lot of people because most people hate the idea of salvation by grace through faith. It is by pride that most people think that they are good enough for Heaven. The Antinomian crowd wants salvation but never salvation from sin. Many people love the doctrine that it is possible to be a Christian and still remain as evil as before. Both ideas are not biblical as Ephesians 2:8-10 shows that salvation is by grace through faith and if you are truly saved, you are going to manifest in good works ordained by God. Both the ideas of requiring works to salvation and saying it is possible to be saved and not result to good works are both heretical views. Works salvation, conditional security and Antinomianism are heretical teachings that are popular with the world today.
What is worse many of these kinds of preachers love to even use phrases like "Nowhere in Scriptures...", "It's clear in the pages of Scripture..." and "I do not see it in the Bible..." to justify their heresy. Examples of such statements can exist like, "Nowhere in Scriptures does it suggest that a believer's good works shows they are saved and those who do not endure to the end were never saved to start with.", "It's clear in the pages of Scripture that you can lose your salvation if you fail to do enough good works." and "I do not see it in the Bible that the Holy Spirit convicts sin." Such dangerous misquoting of Scriptures may also come with them possibly telling the audience only they can understand what the Bible says. When they are corrected - do not expect them to play nice, they are ready to cry foul and go as nasty as possible because their pride has been hurt.
To stand by God's truth means to be rejected by the world (John 15:18-19, James 4:4). When people truly receive Christ then forsaking the world follows as a result. When a person decides to stand up for Jesus then the world is most likely going to throw stones. There is going to be a spiritual war to restore the Christian pulpits here and there. When it comes to restoring true Christian preaching, only very few want it which results to only very few enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 7:13-14).
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