December 11, 2006

Another gay pastor - Pastor resigns over homosexuality

At the end of the story, the writer raises the issue of hypocrisy in the evangelical church. But this story is not really about hypocrisy, but denial and repression.
Barnes said in the 32- minute video, which church leaders permitted The Denver Post to view. "... I can't tell you the number of nights I have cried myself to sleep, begging God to take this away."

I feel for this man so much. Living like this is more than anyone should. Instead of considering, CONSIDERING that maybe people don't choose these decisions, they just keep with the anti-gay stuff.

Maybe, just MAYBE these people live in their own version of hell, praying that God would make them "straight" and finding out that it doesn't work that way. Instead of some humility on the issue, we just get more certainty.

1 comment:

volfan007 said...

this man had to deal with temptation just like anyone else, and he fell to it. who knows what caused him to have this temptation so strong. but, that was his weakness that he had to deal with. we christians are not immune to long as we live in these earthly bodies, we will have to deal with all kinds of temptations.

we never claimed to be perfect...just forgiven and changed by the power of the Lord. but, until Jesus comes back and gives us glorified bodies....we have to deal with temptation. its a part of living the christian life. this man just fell to it.

he says that its still sin by the way, and he was not born that way. that's what the man says. and, just as he was tempted in this way, so other men are tempted to lust after a pretty girl, or some are tempted to have an affair, or some are tempted to lie, or cheat, or steal, or to drink alcohol. christians are not immune.

that's why its sooooo goooood that God is full of grace and mercy.