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Monday, May 20, 2019

WHY OH WHY

A well-known pastor stepped down for moral failure. Uoke, HOW MANY times have we heard this?   How many times SHOULD we have heard it but it was covered u by leaders more interested n the reputation of their organizations than the scriptural injunction "without holiness, no man shall see God"?  
I will omit the identifying information. "xyz church" is a west-coast megachurch that doesn't make a big deal out of family values, etc. Its recipe for growth involves a certain tolerance for diversity, both ethnic and political. For example, the church does not take political positions on issues such as gay marriage or abortion, because they can be "incredibly divisive," explained assistant pastor "abc." How ignorant of God can one be???
The fact is that the pastor preached on David and seemed to be pointing at himself some time ago. Ignored was the homosexuality of his pastor father which was covered up by that church. Christians are quicker to forgive pastors of sin than everyone else, but do not understand holiness. They also do not understand the difference between being sorry when one is caught and being convicted by God that they were wrong all along period.  Coverups are not just in the Catholic Church. Evangelical churches have MUCH to answer for. 
As one ex-member said - they did not preach against sin. They preached to keep the institution together, per the assistant pastor quoted above.  Churches all over are a mixed multitude - there are true Christ-lovers, and there are those who support enthusiastically the enemies of our faith and our souls.  I find that the latter are very difficult to deal with, and  I have failed to confront them as I should.  I am speaking to myself here are all as to you - we must not be afraid to come out from among them and be separate.  We must defend the truth at ALL COSTS.  It must be done as compassionately as possible, but without compromise.  We must be salted or how shall the people be salted???
It is too bad about this pastor and his fall.  A personal tragedy may have been avoided had he not lived and preached in such a compromised atmosphere. Christians really need to have their heads, hearts, and spirits examined and they need to withdraw themselves, their resources, and all other support from "churches" where the truth has been compromised.

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