“Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.” — Jeremiah 1:8-9
With all the different concepts of God and doctrines interpreting the meaning of His word, one Has to be very cautious to avoid getting into a religious brouhaha. The temptation is not to say too much, not to make it too clear, find a diplomatic way to avoid stepping on someone’s beliefs, and so forth.
But what about Christ? Are we supposed to be following Him. Is He our example? He did not concern Himself with the possibility of someone being offended by what He said. It did not help Him up the religious ladder of success, and He didn’t want that low goal anyway.
He was followed by many as long as He healed and fed them. But they turned and walked away as the moment He said something that offended Him. He wasn’t a crowd pleaser anyway.
In the end they couldn’t wait to torture and kill Him. Their rage knew no bounds. He might have pacified them had He paid a bit of honor to them when they came to hear Him teach. Instead, He insulted and rebuked them. He wasn’t one to pander and seek favor from dignitaries.
So what are we doing today. Are we studying God’s word and speaking and/or writing what it reveals to us?
Friends, the World System is coming apart like a rotten sock. Christianity is in the great and final apostasy. Soon there will not be an opportunity left to speak truth and warn people about the Tribulation and Parousia. The edge of the Dark Storm has reached us.
It is time to speak truth no matter who it offends. If you turn someone from deception to truth, that will be reward enough. If they curse and reject you, it is not more than what they did to Christ.