Praise of man OR Praise of God

…for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:43

I received an article from a church member with the question about my personal thoughts.
I read the article about cliché’s Christian’s should stop using.

Right off the bat, I began disagreeing with the writer. There was something logical in his writing but unbiblical too.
At the end of the article, I clicked the hyperlink on the author and read about him.

It says he is a “Christian” blogger. He has received many accolades and featured in other publications and media. I recognized one name associated with giving him some favorable approval, that of a world renown atheist.
It only confirmed what I already knew – the “Christian” writer is very liberal in theology.

This trend has been happening since the time of the Apostle’s but has increased in recent years.
This liberal theology means to soften the Gospel of Jesus into something that is acceptable by all. It is a grossly watered down message that ignores sin and extends grace and mercy into areas where there is no repentance.
This gospel receives high praise from the secular circuit. If an atheist applauds a Christian message then the atheist is not an atheist or the Christian message is not a Christian message.

I would rather suffer at the hands of man for my stand for Christ than be shamed in front of Almighty God for compromising His message. It is written in 2 Tim 3:12, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

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