The sad, simple, truth is that most churches are full of individuals that don’t possess any form of discernment. They refuse to move past the milk of Scripture. It’s equally depressing how the pastors they look to are their enablers.
It’s the same message. Jesus is loving, merciful, and forgiving. However, Jesus says He did not come to bring peace, but a sword (Matthew 10:34). They never hear about how Jesus will exact vengeance (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10), what their true nature is (Luke 11:37-52), and He will end it all in judgment (Jude 1:15).
We are all encouraged to grow (1 Timothy 4:15). We are all told to study the Scripture (1 Timothy 4:13 ). For the time is coming when they’ll fall to myths (2 Timothy 4:4).
If we are to avoid apostasy, then we must be honest about the full Gospel. We cannot not not stay stagnant. We cannot allow for Hebrews 5:11-14 to remain in the Church.
Heb 5:11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,
Heb 5:13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.
Heb 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.