Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sacred Cow Saturday - Episode 6 - Hell, The Great Pulpit Disappearing Act

The subject of Hell or eternal punishment is a bit of a sacred cow in the "modern pulpit". Sacred in the sense of never being mentioned. I've often heard it said that hell isn't spoken about because people don't like to hear about it (I still can't find that verse in the Bible). HELLO - isn't that the point? Jesus obviously didn't heed the advice of smarter more modern preachers when He said "But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him" (Luke 12:5).

Preachers who minimise or ignore hell betray their congregations. It has disastrous repercussions in evangelism and missionary endeavor as John Piper rightly points out . . .

So preacher, do you love your flock enough to tell them about the unquenchable fire that awaits unrepentant souls?

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1 comment:

Cameron Buettel said...

Some preachers get old, mellow, and pragmatic . . . and then there's John Piper!