The tag line that used to be on the Phoenix Preacher said that our purpose was to ” bring integrity back to ministry”.
It should have said that we “attack windmills while astride donkeys with vigor”.
The theory was that if people were informed of things that ought not to be in the church that two things would happen.
A. The congregations involved would rise up and demand accountability.
B. The guilty would be shamed into either repentance another profession.
That’s why they’re called “theories” they’re unproven ideas…
We just saw another pastor and another board spit in the face of anyone who holds to biblical standards of ministry.
Todd Bentley and the TBN crowd are enjoying life immensely making a religion up as they go.
On a larger scale we’re seeing corruption in the Roman Catholic church that has damaged thousands for life and indicted hundreds of leaders in the scandal, including the Pope.
The big complaint is always that the people in power will do nothing to stop or correct the abuses.
The problem is…we’re the people in power.
Without your backside in the pew and your money in the plate these folks are powerless.
Until we each take responsibility for our place in the Body of Christ things will only get worse…and in reality people will get the leaders they deserve.
I’m worn out at 51, my donkey needs to be put down, and the windmill won again.
Character counts in heaven, it’s out of fashion here.
What will it take for us to wake up?