New Preachers...olde Time Religion

#1
So my Pastor has got me all fired out from our Wednesday night service. Basically, we need some new preachers with some olde time religion. If I recall correctly, he said something to the effect of "if it's got anything to do with new-it's not Godly!" And he's right.

How is all this 'new' religion working out for us? Did Jesus Christ pull punches when it came to the truth? No He didn't. So why do we? Why do we need 'new' versions of the Bible if God is always the same?

We need some preachers who will be BOLD in the Lord. Have a backbone and speak in truth whether or not feelings get hurt. I am not saying be spiteful; just but straight-'make straight the way of the LORD!"

We have compromised the Word of the Lord with compromise, tolerance and sensitivity to the point the SIN is oozing out of every crack in the pavement.

What do you think?
 
#2
Sin in the Church is one thing and must be addressed directly.
Sin in the world is quite another. It's easy to preach against the world.
I personally expect nothing from non-Christians, and know things will continue to worsen as time passes.

It's very hard to rebuke your own flock. But the real problem stems from not doing even this the correct way....Here, I feel, are very specific instructions:

Mat 18:15 `And if thy brother may sin against thee, go and show him his fault between thee and him alone, if he may hear thee, thou didst gain thy brother;
Mat 18:16 and if he may not hear, take with thee yet one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may stand.
Mat 18:17 `And if he may not hear them, say it to the assembly, and if also the assembly he may not hear, let him be to thee as the heathen man and the tax-gatherer.
Three stages, three attempts.....It's quite clear.
 
#3
I think we have to be careful not to abandon one thing for another. That is, we don't need to abandon holiness and righteousness to be sensitive and gracious. Nor do we need to abandon mercy and grace to preach the truth about obedience and holiness. Holiness, righteousness, obedience, purity, truth, and justice are all good things which God desires for us because He loves us. Sin, disobedience, spiritual apathy, and carnal self-interest are not good for us, leading us into destruction. Holiness and righteousness are not just a rigid standard of what is right, they are part of a joyous and wondrous relationship with God.