Sunday, March 9, 2014

then I said...

 My comment to what is going on with some of the Christian leaders and accusations being thrown their way.

"This is sad and pathetic.  I don't even pretend to know what really went on with those two men.  I'm just wondering when in the world Christians are going to stop attacking other Christians and make a stand against the world?  Christianity is growing weaker by the day because we're too busy fighting amongst ourselves.  Christianity is the only religion in the world with soooooo many factions!  It's unbelievable!  Why aren't we putting forth as much effort and condemnation against the evil of this world?  Why aren't we taking our fight to the streets to turn this world to righteousness and away from sin?  When are we going to stand together and fight for the cause of Christ?  Instead we spend our time throwing stones at the leaders because someone decided to make allegations of things that happened 20 plus years ago.  Instead we decide to persecute the leaders that go forth to make a difference in other people's lives.  We stand back and hide behind our own self-righteousness and pretend that our sin is whiter than theirs.  We condemn, ridicule, and judge when we have no leg to stand on.  We demand things we have no right demanding.  We blog and write and gossip, but do we lift them up in prayer?  Do we stop to think that maybe, just maybe they are not guilty of the crimes they are being accused of?  No, instead like the Pharisees of Jesus' day, we cry out "Crucify him, crucify him".  We take the word of someone we know nothing about.  Someone who would have gone unheard of in this lifetime except they accused a well-known leader of a heinous crime.  A well-known Christian leader.  Why are not the Muslim leaders accused of this?  Why not a Hindu priest?  Why not an atheist?  Because it is Christian persecution and we are too blind to see it for what it really is.  Until we can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that what is being said is truth, I think we need to keep our mouths shut and pray."

I don't even know if she will allow this comment to be posted on her blog since it wasn't very supportive of what she said, and her comments are moderated.  Here is the blog post

However, I'm just sick and tired of all the attacks and allegations that go on against Christians in leadership.  Sure they're not perfect, but neither are the ones throwing things out at them.

Until next time...



Betsy said...

Amen! Amen! and Amen! Thank you for this post. I've been saying this for several years now. We're the only ones out there attacking our own and the cause of Christ is suffering for it to the point that Christians are now being persecuted in the U.S. at an unprecedented rate.

Anonymous said...

She published your comment, and there have been a lot of really good follow up comments addressing your comment.

As someone with close connections to ATI and seeing first hand the results of being a hardcore Gothard follower, I pray that those hurt by this legalistic institute will be able to truly taste and see that the Lord is good and experience His amazing grace.

Recovering Grace (dot) org is reaching out to offer help and healing to former ATI members.

We have to compare everything we hear taught, to God's Word. Not simply blindly follow a mans formula that has hurt far more people than it actually helped.

(It will be interesting to see if you allow this comment on your blog, seeing as how I don't necessarily agree 100% with you)