Friday, November 3, 2006

What kind of example could this possibly set for the world when someone in this leader's church said, "It made me angry that here's someone preaching about gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex."
Furthermore, "The acting senior pastor at New Life, Ross Parsley, told KKTV-TV of Colorado Springs that Haggard admitted that some of the accusations were true."
And again, the fact that talk about a pastor is, "People are always saying stuff about Pastor Ted," she said. "You just sort of blow it off. He's just like anyone else in the public eye."
It is disturbing to hear, "I just want people to step back and take a look and say, 'Look, we're all sinners, we all have faults, but if two people want to get married, just let them, and let them have a happy life,'"
So what kind of example are we, as evangelical Christians setting in our culture today? For it is - truly - a lost and dying world that we live in. Furthermore, it is a watching world. The watch our every move.
Are we being mindful of the Scriptural revelation?
2 Corinthians 2:15-17 15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? 17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
I pray that we would take a step up and be "above reproach" (1 Tim 3:2). May we remember that we are called to be "in the world, but not of the world." We are called to be different than the way the world acts. We are NOT to engage in the sinful affairs that entangles our culture. May we take this as a sober wake-up call to be blameless and above reproach so as to please our Creator and Savior.

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