WHAT a MAJORITY of PREACHERS WILL NOT PREACH ON!!
An article in YOUR CHURCH Magazine reports that a recent survey shows that 55% of Pastors in America identify one or more of the following topics as subjects they would not preach at all or only sparingly, because the Sermon could negatively affect their hearers’ willingness to attend church in the future. (August 10, 2011)
Among them are:
1. Politics – 38%
2. Homosexuality – 23%
3. Abortion – 18%
4. Same-Sex Marriage – 17%
5. War – 17%
6. Women’s role in the church and home – 13%
7. The Doctrine of Election – 13%
8. H-E-L-L – 7%
9. Money – 3%
It is more than interesting to notice the connection between our Problems in America with the subjects a majority of preachers have a problem preaching on.
* ACTS 20:26-32
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the Devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
~ ~MARTIN LUTHER