As Paul was a mentor to Timothy and Titus, Pastor Chuck addressed the men he mentored in ministry.
"Do not compromise the Word of God," said Smith. Pastor Chuck does not come out and try to wow conference attendees around the country with something new. He has not wavered from his original mission.
When so many in ministry are looking for ways to meet "felt needs," Pastor Chuck exhorted the guys to not look for ways to scratch people where they itch. That ends up doing more damage than good.
The church is called to have a preserving effect on our communities the way salt was used in ancient times as a preservative, killing surface bacteria. When the teaching of God's Word is watered down, the church loses it's preserving effect on society. Chuck said that Europe and England are living in a "post-Christian" era as a result of this kind of compromise with modernistic and liberal philosophies. He fears the United States is heading down the same road.
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