Many churches today forget that Jesus himself said that “For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three” The Gospel according to St. Luke 12:52. If a church does not sometimes offend the members then it is probably not doing its job. Jesus called the church to be in the world but not of the world. That means the church will have different values from the world.
Traditional values like the right to life for the unborn and traditional marriage are two examples of the church preaching a message different from the values of many in the world. The message of salvation that freedom from sin comes from a belief in Jesus and not from other religions is central to the church’s message. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me’” the Gospel according to
The values of the church are timeless and unchanging. They stand as a rock in a world that changes frequently. The world has always been at war against the church. Jesus himself was put to death by the world; we should not be surprised that we face opposition when we preach His word; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.