John the Baptist’s message from the wilderness was not “Smile—God loves you.”  It was “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come.”

Jeremiah was not put into a miry pit for preaching, “I’m OK; you’re OK.”  It was for crying against adultery, idolatry and other wickedness of his nation.

Noah’s message from the steps of the ark was not “Something good is going to happen to you!”  He condemned the world and was a preacher of righteousness.

Jesus Christ was not crucified for saying, “Consider the lilies how they grow: but for saying “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites…child of hell…fools and blind guides…whited sepulchers…generation of vipers.”

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