It's Not Popular
As we mentioned about Osteen, talking about hell and even sin is not a popular sermon that leaders want to preach. Why? Well, it will scare people away from coming to Christ. Osteen also added: "They already feel guilty enough. They're not doing what they should, raising their kids—we can all find reasons. So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, 'You know what? I may not be perfect, but I'm moving forward.'" If we are honest, no one wants to go to church after a hard week to hear how hell awaits some people. However, being balanced is key, but even then no one wants to face their sin, possible damnation or the fires of hell. The reason is that we live in a feel-good culture and having a pastor preacher God’s wrath is not going to make people feel warm and fuzzy. In fact, they might never come back into a church setting again.