“Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name?” Acts 5:28
Sinful living and false religions all have a major problem with the word of God – it won’t go away and it won’t be silenced.
Those that commit sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these are determined to end any message that would call their lifestyle sinful.
Of course any government official that lives contrary to the scripture will take offense when a pastor takes to the pulpit with the word of God and preaches against such sin.
The Islamic world has made a remedy for them that dare preach Jesus – death. In countries with high populations of Muslims, they are the majority and with the approval of their governing officials, they can imprison, try, and kill “infidels” that preach the Gospel of Jesus.
High populations of other religions can do the same.
What is unique about pure Christianity is it preaches life, not death! Of course in the message there is the condemnation and death of all that sin,
For the wages of sin is death! Rom 6:23
But the same message is tempered with
the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 6:23
It is not a message of purely condemnation of a lifestyle or belief – it is THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION!
Abba, Your name is life. Your way is life. Though the world may choose death, I choose to tell them about Life. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN