PREACHING TRUTH? by steve finnell
A common ploy to prevent the truth of Jesus Christ from being preached is to say that unpopular Christian doctrine drives people from the church or prevents them from becoming a follower of Christ. The doctrine of Christ is not an impediment to Christianity.
John 8:31-32 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."(NASB)
A church built on lies and erroneous teaching makes no man free, it enslaves men by their own self imposed ignorance and arrogance.
If God's word offends, but the words found in creed books, Bible commentaries, books written by preachers, and other extra-Biblical works are soothing to your ears, you may need a hearing exam.
NOTE: Most people in the first century found the words of Jesus offensive. Most people today find the doctrine of Jesus offensive, and many of those claim to be followers of Jesus.