Try to live peacefully with everyone, and try to live holy lives, because if you don’t, you will not see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Heard this taught in church lately? Have you been urged to be holy? Have you been warned to work out your salvation with fear and trembling? Probably not. And you also have not heard about the dangers of sexual sin, the enormity of the global sex industry, the increasing number of child prostitutes available in your hometown, the growth of homosexual gangs that pimp out their new recruits, the population of teens, both boys and girls that regularly commit sexual sin while viewing pornography. No? But, you’ve heard about grace. Have you heard the warnings about using grace as an excuse to sin, as a safety net? No?
Hebrews 12 and 13 address holiness clearly. Has it been taught from your pulpit? Do you even have verse by verse teaching available to you…from any book of the Bible? Why are we so perplexed of the sexual compromise found in our churches today…and the depth of perversion in the culture at large? Why are we shocked at the numbers of elders involved in sexual sin? Who is warning them of the wrath to come? Or do you not believe they will be judged? Perhaps you believe they are covered?
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in every way, so husbands and wives should be faithful to one another. God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.
When I present these ideas to others, I get something like, “I’m glad God doesn’t give us what we deserve.” I agree, now back to the subject at hand.
Warnings are given in scripture, therefore warnings should be given from the pulpit.