”The major difference between motivational speaking and the GOSPEL is better explained by this analogy…Motivational speaking can be likened to scratching an itch – it relieves the itching but DOESN’T CURE THE CAUSE of the itch. It doesn’t have the POWER to cure the cause of the itching. It is the TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD THAT CURES the cause of the itching. It is the TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD THAT MAKES PEOPLE FREE (John 8:32). NOT philosophy, psychology or politics. Not sociology, fables or personal opinions.
Therefore, the primary role of a TRUE PREACHER is to TEACH THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD, RIGHTLY DIVIDED.
Some preachers’ argument about not preaching against SIN or UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is that GOD is love, so we should preach more about GOD’S love and not about GOD’S WRATH or “fire and brimstone,” as they call it. As reasonable as that may sound, unfortunately that’s HALF THE GOSPEL, not the full gospel. True. GOD is love. But GOD is fierce too. JESUS CHRIST never minced words about the JUDGMENT OR WRATH OF GOD; while teaching about the love of God. Neither did the early Disciples.
JESUS NEVER FAILED TO CONFRONT UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, generate controversy or preach “fire and brimstone” where appropriate. JESUS confronted the religious leaders in HIS days, the Scribes and Pharisees. All through Matthew 23, He denounced their hypocritical ways saying, “Woe (doom) unto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” HE CALLED SIN WHAT IT IS – SIN. HE didn’t tip toe through the tulips;
So, this idea of not preaching about God’s wrath or condemnation (unrighteousness) is misguided and misleading, to say the least! And ONLY MEANT TO DECEIVE AND LULL PEOPLE TO SLEEP; or need I say HELL!”