Church Leaders Who Embrace Worldliness - Paul Washer

How does a pastor’s embracing of worldliness hurt both believers and unbelievers within the church?

Paul Washer explains in this video that when pastors do not preach the true Gospel and use worldly means to attract people, churches become filled with carnal people. A pastor who embraces such a methodology hurts both the believers and unbelievers within the church. The unbelievers hear a watered-down or a non-existent Gospel and the true believers do not receive the “meat” which they so desperately need.

Frequently, within the church, there are many unconverted people. Though there is a group of true believers who want to hear the truth and to hear the Gospel, the pastor oftentimes tries to appease the unconverted in order to keep them within the church. When he does this, he is also starving the true believers. They long to hear sound, biblical doctrine but the pastor sadly prefers to hold onto the unbelievers within his congregation.

Hebrews 5:12 (NKJV) – “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.”


Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for 10 years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry's work now supports over 100 indigenous missionaries in over 20 countries throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

An itinerant preacher, Paul also frequently teaches at the new church plant in Radford, Virginia, and is the author of The One True God: A Biblical Study of the Doctrine of God.

Paul serves as the Director and one of the laborers with the HeartCry Missionary Society (www.heartcrymissionary.com). He and his wife Charo have three children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan. Their family resides in Radford, VA


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