Someone put a rock through your new television. For fifteen minutes you listen to your two sons explain who did it and how it happened. Then the oldest boy says, “Okay, let me tell you the truth …”.
As a parent you now know two things: (1) You’ve just listened to a string of lies; and (2) Your child knows you didn’t believe the first story, so he’s cooking up a better one.
Once upon a time, the unsaved world knew what Christians believed and exactly where they stood on the issues. Pastors were known for speaking the truth without a hint of shadow. No longer in the age of purposeful ambiguity.
God never minces His words. Let us do no less when delivering God’s Word. The presentation of truth must be accurate, straightforward, and simple enough for a child to comprehend.
On the Day of Pentecost the Apostle Peter, without fear of being offensive, unashamedly spoke the truth clearly and without reservation: “Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:36-37).