Many churches tailor their teaching to appeal to more people. Shall we adopt their tactics? We could—but at what expense?
At the expense of truth
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
At the expense of integrity
Paul wrote, “If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10b).
At the expense of souls
It’s the truth that saves, and only the truth (John 8:32; 1 Peter 1:22).
Growth is great—if based on truth. But if we use entertainment and watered-down doctrine, what have we gained? Will we save their souls–or ours?
Is it worth it?
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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