Preaching the Word Out of Season

1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 (NASB) 

Without a doubt the culture in the 21st Century is “out of season” for the Gospel. Resistance to the truth of God’s Word is strong because our society has rejected absolute truth….

Along with this is the downgrade in morals. I was a teenager in the 1960’s. Even in that “free love” culture there would never be the filth allowed on TV that we see in prime time shows in our time. However, our Lord Jesus Christ preached the exclusivity of the Gospel. He confronted sin head on, but in our time it seems that the majority of preachers water down the message so they won’t offend people by preaching against sin.

This “Seeker-Sensitive Gospel” is not THE GOSPEL. The “Social Justice Gospel” is not THE GOSPEL. The “NAR Gospel” is not THE GOSPEL. The “Prosperity Gospel” is not THE GOSPEL. Nor is the Jesus they present the real Jesus of the Bible.  However, if we confront these things then, even their apologists descend upon us rebuking us for our divisive, polemic message. They claim that all religions are valid and it is wrong for any adherent to a religion to claim that his or her “faith” is superior in any way to anyone else’s. I am not exaggerating this because I have experienced this many times.  View article →