Puritan Board Senior
I believe there is a coming storm that we all need to be ready for. The world has deteriorated so quickly. It seems like every demon in Hell has been turned loose. We cannot be deceived and we can't be fooled. We need to get ready and be prepared. We are living in a cancel culture that wants to destroy Christian organizations. They want us to shut our mouths. They don't want to hear from us.
Now, if you don't preach the Gospel, you don't have anything to worry about. If you're not going to talk about sin, you don't have anything to worry about. But if you're going to try to preach and proclaim the Gospel, they're going to try to shut you up.
When you try to tell a person they are a sinner, it's offensive. When you tell someone that Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life, and there is no way to heaven or God except through Him, you offend people. But just tell it the way it is. Preach—don't back up. Don't make excuses. We cannot back up. We can't retreat. Don't apologize for the Gospel—just declare it, just preach it.
Just don't sit there on your hands and let the storm hit. And then have this look on your face like I didn't know that was coming. I didn't see that coming. You'd better see it coming. The world hates us, and Jesus told us the world hated me first and they're going to hate you. If you stand for Christ, the world hates you.
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. [John 15:18, 19]
Franklin Graham, National Religious Broadcasters convention, May 22, 2023