Once upon a time in the land called Feel Good there was a Church. This new Church was called “The Church of the Comfortable and Tolerant”. Very recently this Church hired a new Pastor, Pastor Peace Keeper, who just graduated from the Seminary of Smooth Talking.
The congregation “of the Comfortable and Tolerant” loved the new Pastor’s sermons. Some of their favorites were “God is happy with everyone”, “Everything is fine and dandy”, and “There is nothing but good times ahead”.
Pastor Peace Keeper once made a terrible mistake. He wrongfully allowed Mr. Conscience into the pulpit. Mr. Conscience did nothing but call human mistakes “sins” and called the good folks of the congregation to “repent”. Mr. Conscience had never been to the Seminary of Smooth Talking, and maybe he should have before attempting to preach.
The congregation of the Comfortable and Tolerant were shocked at Mr. Consciences audacity and arrogance. They said things among themselves like “who does this self-righteous legalist think he is coming and talking to us like that! Why should we allow this false preacher among us any longer to continue to persecute us?”
Pastor Peace Keeper terribly regretted letting Mr. Conscience into the pulpit. Mr. Conscience has betrayed the trust he had with the Pastor. So Pastor Peace Keeper asked Mr. Conscience to please leave the church, he was not welcome there any longer. Everyone was happy that Mr. Conscience was asked to leave.
Once things were back to normal, the way they had always been, everyone was happy once again in the land called Feel Good. Pastor Peace Keeper continued to sugar coat sweet and wonderful lies that made everyone comfortable in their sins and heavily guarded his pulpit from abrasive truths.
Who could blame him? You see, the Pastor loved his new home, his new church, and of course he loved his new income. He couldn’t put such precious things on the line! So he absolutely guaranteed that “The Church of the Comfortable and Tolerant” were as satisfied and as happy as they possibly could be while they sat in their complacency.
They lived the rest of their days happily ever after, that is, until the day of standing before the judgment seat of Christ.