We don't want ask people repent because it might offend them.
Jeremiah was a prophet of God that proclaimed God's message without compromise. He told the people that the Lord was going to send the Babylonian army to punish them for their sins. Instead of listening to Jeremiah the people of the day decided to listen to the words of the false prophets because they had messages of peace. It is the same way today, God's word calls people to repentance and walking in obedience to the Lord. There is a gospel being preached that allows people to come to Jesus without forsaking this world. It is a gospel that shares you can invite Jesus and He will give us peace and joy; it is a gospel that doesn't offend anyone. When Jesus asked people to follow Him, He asked them to repent and follow Him;it meant loving Jesus more than anyone else and more than their own life. It meant forsaking this world. "He who is a friend of this world is an enemy of God" (James 4:4). When Jesus what it meant to follow Him many disciples stopped following Him. (John 6:61, 66)
It is the same way today God's word has been sidelined (like Jeremiah) because it is not a popular message with the people. People want a gospel that doesn't affect their current life or involves turning from sin or this world. If people were offered the choice of heaven or hell, who in their right mind would choose hell? Of course they will choose heaven if it meant only making a verbal acknowlegement that Jesus is God. The Bible says even the devil believes that Jesus is God and trembles (James 2:19). The real gospel shows man that he is dead in his sins without any hope of redemption other than repentance from sins and obedience to God.
There are many believers who are living in compromise and think everything is alright because they are in church on Sunday.
It is not too late; you can turn from your sins and repent. You can set your life right with the Lord by repenting from your sins; forsaking the pleasures of this world and living in obedience to the Lord (I Peter 4:2, Romans 16:26).
My desire for sharing this message with you is because I was living in a deception that everything was okay in my life, until the Lord opened my eyes to see how I was deceiving myself into believing everything was alright because I heard messages that sin just affects our communication and it is not serious; similiarly that unforgiveness makes us feel terrible so try and forgive others so
you can feel better. Instead of calling sin for what it is and repenting of the sin; sin was something that made life uncomfortable so we needed to make ourselves feel better by listening to a feel good sermon. God can help us if we are honest with Him, repent of our sins and turn to Him.