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Scripture Reading: John 6:60-66

Comfortable Lies or Uncomfortable Truth?



1.  God's truth is often uncomfortable as it convicts sin, Jno. 16:8.

  -Convict: “to convict, confute, refute,” usually with the suggestion of putting the convicted person to shame".[1]

2.  Examples:

  a.  Herod and Herodias' adulterous remarriage, Mark 6:17-18, 27.

  b.  Sanhedrin council, Acts 7:51-60.

  c.  Felix and Drusilla, Acts 24:24-25.              

3.  We must be more concerned about our eternal comfort (and that of others) than we are about our (their) temporal comfort, 2 Cor. 4:16-18; 2 Tim. 4:3-5. (Matt. 16:26)

4.  Some uncomfortable truths that expose the comfortable lies of our Adversary, the devil (Jno. 8:44).  



  A.  "Faith Only Saves." "...very full of comfort" (Methodist Discipline)

    1.  Uncomfortable Truth: Not saved by faith only, Jas. 2:24; Acts 2:37-38.

    2.  We do not earn salvation, we obey the Master who blesses us with salvation, Eph. 2:8-9; Lk. 17:10.

  B.  "Good Moral People will be Saved."

    1.  Uncomfortable Truth: Good people are lost without the gospel, Acts 10:1-2, 22; 11:14; 15:7-11.

    2.  Good, moral people are commanded to obey Jesus, Acts 10:48.

  C.  "There are Many Ways to Heaven."

    1.  "Choose the church of your choice."

    2.  Uncomfortable Truth: Only one way (Jesus), Jno. 14:6 (Jer. 10:23)

       -Only one church, Matt. 16:18; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4; 5:23.

  D.  "There is no Hell (Eternal Punishment)."

     -Uncomfortable Truth: Hell is real and many are headed there, Matt. 7:13-14; 25:41.

  E.  "All Remarriages are Acceptable."

     -Uncomfortable Truth: One cause for putting away that makes remarriage acceptable to Jesus, Matt. 19:9, 3-6; 1 Cor. 7:10-11.

  F.  "Once Saved Always Saved."

     -Uncomfortable Truth: Christians can fall away and be lost, Gal. 5:4; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; Heb. 3:12-14; 2 Pet. 1:10-11.



1.  We must endeavor to please God, not men, Gal. 1:8-10.

2.  Be cut to the heart by the gospel (convicted), repent, be baptized and be saved, Acts 2:36-38, 41.


[1] Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 128). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.



By: Joe R. Price

Posted: February 12, 2016