Being faithful to the word more often than not means being intensely unpopular. If this were to happen across the board, few pulpits would be filled Sunday morning. I'm blessed with a pastor who has no problem preaching what's in the Bible faithfully regardless of who it ticks off.
As Voddie Baucham would say:If you can't say "Amen" you'd better say "ouch!"
Who cannot relate to this? We all have a bit of narcissism in us.
ah I agree with all of the above ;-)Lately my gripe is the big emphasis on being inoffensive.It offends me and causes me to stumble :-P