Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wolves in Minister Apparel

Apostle Paul graciously and prophetically declared to the Ephesian Church that after his intended "departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away disciples after them" (Acts 20:29-30).

There can be little doubt that what are witnessing in our day, is the furthering of the decline of the truth that Paul prophesied in his day. If you had any doubts, and I am sure you did not, you need only read the foolishness that took place recently in good old Atlanta: Black Clergy Tackle Homophobia.

What I am thankful for, however, is that at least we are finding out more and more who the wolves are, if we were not aware of them already. I just lament the fact that Atlanta is quickly becoming the favorite den for alpha wolf, Al Sharpton, and the rest of his growing pack.
Yet, someone will ask, "What are you doing?" To which I say, we are doing what the Bible says do. We are preaching and teaching the sovereign grace of God which has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions...(Tit. 2:11-12). We are affirming Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in our homes, in our church, and in our community. For this is how we have learned Christ, and how we have been established upon the truth, not cultural, religious, and/or political expediency.

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