Whole Counsel of God

What is the whole counsel of God?

Whole Counsel of God
ACTS 20 COMMENTARY
Acts 20:18-25 Asia

Acts 20:26-27 Whole Counsel of God

Acts 20:28-38 Church of God
ACTS 20:26-27  26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

What is "the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27)?
The original Greek phrase translated, "the whole counsel of God," is πασαν την βουλην του θεου (pasan ten boulen tou Theou), and πασαν (pasan) means "all, every, whole, total," so the phrase means, "all, every, total, whole counsel of God."

What does Paul imply by saying that he has "not shunned" declaring "the whole counsel of God"?
Others may have shunned it.

Why?
Declaring all, every, total, whole counsel of God includes preaching against sin: "For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults; lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced" (2 Corinthians 12:20-21).

How do sinners typically react when their sins are preached against?
They try to hide, downplay the seriousness of and/or justify their sins, and then turn against the preacher: "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15)

Then why did Paul continue to preach against sin?
He cared more about them getting right with God and going to heaven than them liking him or supporting his ministry (pastors take notice). But an even more serious reason is below.

Why does Paul say that he is "innocent of the blood of all men" (Acts 20:26) for not shunning to declare the whole counsel of God?
Warned but unrepentant sinners are responsible for their own demise, but the responsibility for the demise of the unrepentant sinners who were not warned rests with the one who shunned to warn them: "... When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand" (Ezekiel 33:2-6). Paul blew "the trumpet," so he is innocent of the blood of those who did not repent and are perishing.

Regarding the "blood" of the unrepentant sinners around or in front of you, can you declare as Paul declared?