There are countless thousands of outstanding Christian leaders in America today, men and women of sacrifice and courage and integrity. But, the truth be told, there are many others who have compromised their convictions and chosen the fear of man over the fear of God. My dear fellow leader, does that describe you?
For years, we’ve been told not to be confrontational and not to address controversial moral issues lest we offend the world and drive away the lost. And so, in the name of wisdom, a spirit of compromise has entered our pulpits, and we sound more like spiritual politicians than truth-telling shepherds.
May I ask how that non-confrontational has worked for us? It hasn’t.
The world still hates us, and those with a worldly social agenda have made massive progress, aided and abetted by our silence. This is downright shameful.
In my just-released book, Saving a Sick America, I quote from an 1873 sermon by Charles G. Finney. His words still burn like holy fire.
Finney, who had served as President of Oberlin College, brought this striking charge: