When preachers in pulpits have no respect for God’s Law, they preach a gospel devoid of reference to and omit the reality of future punishment. Idolatry always follows when the Law is rejected. People imagine a god too kind to punish sin, so they lose the fear of God and therefore neglect to depart from sin. They don’t consider repentance to be a prerequisite to salvation and they are told they have peace with God because they simply “believe.” Consequently, the contemporary Church is filled with false converts (tares among the wheat, foolish virgins among the wise, bad fish among the good, and sheep among the goats), as well as false apostles, false teachers, and false prophets.
Jeremiah 6:13 “Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them,
Everyone is given to covetousness;
And from the prophet even to the priest,
Everyone deals falsely.
14 They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’
When there is no peace.