Other folks have posted questions about his alleged long time affair with a woman who is in some sort of confinement in Turkey.
Despite this, his fans rally round the idol and curse the mugshot posting, alleged affair reporting, people.
The same thing happens when people report on the wayward ways of Ravi Zacharias.
Christian moral standards depend on popularity and assumed agreement on positions theological and political.
Assumed agreement and popularity covers a multitude of sins…at least on earth…
I made a critical comment about the current state of some charismatic churches Monday which I’ll amplify a bit now.
I get newsletters and other communications from the “prophets”…the vast majority of which are nebulous nonsense that is written carefully enough to claim veracity no matter what happens.
God spoke clearly through the biblical prophets and what they said came to pass.
Lowering the standard lowers the church to the level of Miss Cleo and her 1-800 number.
They continually talk about “healings” …seems to me that at least a few could be actually documented by physicians.
If I got “healed” I would be able to produce a cardiac ultrasound that showed before and after.
All my scans are available online now for me to see…I’m sure that most medical providers do the same.
What we get instead are a lot of anecdotal “leg lengthenings” which is the oldest scam in the books.
I believe in divine healing…but I also believe God can tackle the hard stuff like heart disease and cancer if He so chooses.
Finally, an “encounter” with God is some individual experience of bliss that is sought after as some sort of divine refreshment and assurance.
I experienced something like that when Diggs made that catch against New Orleans, but alas, Philadelphia must have had an “open heaven’…
It just seems to me that if you have to try so hard to prove that “something happened”…nothing did.
On the other hand, I could be just an old crank…
My guts (and my email) tell me that the Calvary Global Network side of the Calvary Chapel split is floundering.
Here’s why…it has no unique identity… why join up with something you can’t define?