You always run into someone like this...
"Why do you talk about that bad stuff?"
"Why do you call out all those false teachers?"
"Who do you think you are?"
The sad thing is the majority in the churches have been shamed into silence by folks like this.
I got this comment today from anonymous [it's on the Falsehoods and Fundamentalist Churches blog entry]:
"I don't see Jesus being bitter, condeming,[sic] and finger pointing. When He did point out sin, His response was "where are the ones that condem [sic] you, neither do I, go and sin no mor." [sic] That is what I am talking about. If we are going to look for all the false preachers and teaching out there, we'd be exhausted and never win sinners to the Kingdom of God."
Never buy into what those tell you who claim it makes you a "Bad Christian" to speak out against evil.
That is one of the worse "scripts" they have going out there. I probably should include it on the list later. It is a subset of the "hater" script.
That Christians are to only witness, [yes it is important] and never speak out against evil or false teachers is nonsense. In fact, if a Christian neglects to stand against evil and is even seen as a part of it, by non-believers, that means more turned against the gospel. If you have a preacher or other Christians telling you this stuff, don't buy into it!
The wolves celebrate when they have a church full of those types. Some have twisted the humble meekness that Christian believers should display into a weak insipidness that serves as an enabler of evil. I can't even begin to tell you the numbers of people I have met who have sadly been told, that speaking out against error is wrong. In fact this seems to be way things are done in most of the churches. The false preachers also back up this message and often include, "don't you dare speak out against the Lord's anointed!". In fact one reason the churches are in such a rotten state to begin with, is the discerning people have been told to be silent, "do not rock the boat" and now the numbers who will speak out are very few.
These types always speak of love, but where is it when their defenses are always for the wolves? Jesus Christ Himself spoke out bluntly against the wolves:
Mat 23:33 [Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: