The problem with most evangelicals these days is that they have a form of truth and a form of godliness so that is why they’re focused on good manners and presentation rather than truth. Because they have been duped with the belief that how they are saying the truth will make it more effective so this is probably why they slather a thick sugary icing of entertainment on everything they do. They want the truth to be more palatable than disagreeable.
These Evangelical Goldilocks want to say things just right and things that they presume are true and biblical with just enough love, humility, or graciousness to make it “more” true. They are so much in love so much the praise of man. They believe that things can’t be true unless you say it just right or do a lot of good things to earn people’s trust.
This premise is ridiculous because they have forgotten that the truth can stand ALONE no matter their character or how polite and courteous they are. The Bible says “Let God be true and every man a liar.” That means every sinner before they came to Christ had no credibility with speaking the truth. They were liars because they rejected God’s truth. So those who used to be liars are now under the obligation to speak the truth are not qualified by their manners or etiquette to speak the truth because of the fact that in and of themselves God had once called them liars.
Thus every man and woman’s credibility has been lost in and of themselves. The obligation to preach the Christian scriptures is absolutely necessary for anything we would say in and of ourselves lacks any credibility and cannot help anyone.
Our credibility is correctly explaining the truth. That is where our energies and labor should be focused so that we will not be ashamed. Only the word of God is the absolute truth! Jesus says to the Heavenly Father, “Your Word is truth.” Only Jesus is the truth personified because he said that “he is the Truth” Therefore, we are obligated as former liars to speak the truth of God’s Word in a Christ-centered manner. That is our ONLY credibility according to God and makes us reliable and trustworthy.
IF we refuse to preach God’s Word as is, clearly then we are once again called liars and false witnesses. BUT God remains true and since he is the God of truth who has sent forth “the spirit of truth” into the hearts of his real people who will proclaim Scripture as true and Christ as true.
That is why we must speak scripture clearly distinctly-credibility.