Jesus left orders for the disciples before he left. He told them to: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the word. Amen." Matthew 28:19,20
The name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is Jesus.
In Mark chapter 16 verses 15-16 Jesus left orders to, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned."
If you soul has not been redeemed by the blood of the lamb before the life leaves your body, your eternal resting place will not be Heaven, but hell.
The purpose of the preached word is so someone can hear this message and repent of their sins before it is too late.
Do you have work to do?
These three are destroying the work of the Church. There is so much work to be done. I speak from experience and not hearsay or just to be rude or uncaring. Week after week small things are separating the men and women of God from fulfilling the great commission, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations".
More attention is being paid to feelings, emotions, and even holding grudges. What about the word of God? What about following the lead of the Holy Ghost? Is the light going out?
I have experienced hatred and dislike because of obeying what the Lord told me to do. And none of the actions went against the word of God. I have seen Elders refuse to forgive and hold grudges. I have seen the believers stop speaking because of a disagreement and the disagreement has nothing to do with spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. The disagreements have move to do with opinion. What happen to praying and following the lead of the Holy Ghost? What happen to seeking the will of God? What happen to obeying the Bible?
We can not ask the Lord to have mercy when we already know what he expects from His people. The Bible makes it very plain. The Bible teaches us to go to our brother is there is aught. The Bible tells us to love one another for by this shall all men know we are his disciples.
When the opinion of men causes men to act against the Word of God, the expected end is discord and failure.
Holiness is still right.