Some people will apologize to a preacher for using foul language in his presence. Now that is commendable, however I ask have you ever looked at it in this way. God sees and hears everything (Proverbs 15:3). So if one is cursing in the backyard, in a car, or in a closed meeting, God sees it! So one would be cursing in the presence of God anyway. Yet, the person doesn’t feel ashamed, nor will he offer an apology to God. And when the church leader comes along, everyone puts away their dirty magazines and foul conversation, etc. “You better shut up, the preacher is coming” they say.
This needs to stop because man has no heaven to give us, nor hell in which to punish us (Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 5:10). So why should one have respect for man, but none for God? Man needs to apologize to God.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.