When the Older Testament gives it’s obituary of a leader or king it often follows a pattern.
It states whether the person walked with the Lord (or not) and tells us how he dealt with the “high places”.
The high places were those hilltop shrines where sacrifices and offerings would be made to false gods.
Did the leader build them up…or do what was right in the sight of the Lord and tear them down?
I couldn’t help but think of this when I was reflecting on the death of Paul Crouch and the criticism I and others received for comments we made on his passing.
While I’m quite sure that some family members are mourning, the church should not be….except for the fact that some supported him as he built up the high places by satellite and fleeced people all over the world.
This was a man who morally, ethically, and doctrinally was the antithesis of of a godly leader.
The damage done to the kingdom and to individual members of it was immeasurable until we get home.
I can mourn for the loss some family members feel…but I won’t mourn his passing from the church militant.
He built up the high places and led many astray…