Do not speak peace to a poor soul before God has spoken it.
The murder of souls is the most dire of all murders!
Hold in memory Ezekiel 33:7-8, "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from Me. When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood."
I wish that every man who considers he has been called of the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel had this whole chapter written upon his heart. In your preaching separate the precious from the vile, and be ready at a moment's warning to give an account of your stewardship. Great is your responsibility! Oh, be faithful over a few things, that you may have a "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
I heard a clergyman in your neighborhood say, "All that we have to do
is to keep the people quiet." This man was never called of the Holy Spirit
to preach Christ's Gospel. Satan is only too pleased with such. This is
just as the Deceiver would have it. He would keep the people quiet in their
own sins, and say, "There is no danger; it is time enough yet, for you
are good enough, and have done no evil, at any rate, you are no worse than
others. Peace, peace!"