Matthew 17 v 1 - 3 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. When was the last time that you heard this or any other passage preached about that refers to the dreadful choice that every man and woman must make at some point in their life? That choice between accepting or rejecting Jesus's salvation. We hear plenty of sermons about God's love, kindness and His abundant grace. We hear about God's rescue, but rescue from what? It's not trendy to speak about Hell from the pulpit. Don't speak about the consequences of sin and the rejection of God, just God's love. But if we don't warn of the consequences, we're diluting the gospel. To tell someone God loves them, you'll likely get a 'aww nice' response. Tell someone that Jesus died for them 2000 years ago, you'll get a similar response. Imagine if you announced you'd been dramatically rescued but refused to say what peril you'd been rescued from? That wouldn't even get a paragraph in the local rag, let alone national or international news. We have to warn the unbeliever that he or she is on a conveyor belt to Hell and then tell them about God's rescue plan. Jesus didn't shy away from it nor the epistle writers. OK you might get called a Bible thumping weirdo by sceptics but we're told not to seek populism by Jesus who warned that He wasn't popular so we shouldn't expect to be either. Let's not be salt that's lost its flavour!