“I’m offended preacher!”
Well, the cross is an offense to those that don’t want it. Can’t stand it, and want it gone. But as the old saying goes, “no cross, no crown”. There is no such thing as Once Saved Always Saved. That is an ungodly doctrine, a damnable heresy, and a despicable sermon. It communicates to the people that we can live in sin and still live in the spirit at the same time. When the Bible teaches otherwise. How are we that are dead to sin live any longer there in? What God is saying is that He has made a way of escape through acceptance of His Son into the heart of the human being. So if you believe on the Son you will have life (not death), prosperity (not poverty), health (not abiding, debilitating, satan-glorifying illness), and righteousness (not wickedness). These things are the birthright of every born again Child of God given to us at the new birth.
Glorifying Jesus is what life is all about. He told John blessed is the man who is not offended in me. If I hear something and it is from the Word of God and it rubs me the wrong way I pray God that I would be humble enough to make things right and then go on and walk with God. Instead of getting offended and harden my neck to my own destruction.
You see True Christianity has always rubbed the world the wrong way. This ungodly social system has tried for years to get rid of this Holy Ghost ordained organism called the Church but every time they have tried God has made a way for their plans to back fire. May He continue to do so and may we love the Word of God so much that we will never get offended.