Oh, preachers, when will you CEASE to present Christ as a fire escape in a humanistic appeal which reduces God to a mere means of achieving human happiness and fulfillment?
If only you would present the might, majesty, splendor, righteousness, holiness and glory of the True and Living GOD who sent his Son for a world worthy only of His utter condemnation, men would realize the enormity of their sin, the magnitude of their crime in rebelling against so great and holy a Creator.
Do not preach to men because they need Jesus, but rather preach JESUS because the LAMB is WORTHY to lay claim to all the souls of men.
What we must understand is that Jesus did not come so that we could be saved and happy, but rather that he came for this reason:
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3).