The rising popularity of this guy (and others like him throughout history) is an astounding reminder of (1) how easily people are deceived, (2) how ready people are to follow someone who’s persuasive, (3) how important it is to know your Bible, and (4) the urgency of a churchwide reform that produces genuinely godly lives that are believable, attractive, consistent, uncompromising, and simple, and that cut through the moral shoeshine and religious pizazz and ethical teeth-whitening that people in America are weary of. I firmly believe that what the lost need most is the reality of the gospel lived and spoken by those who are so unmistakably alive in Christ that the measure of their devotion and the intensity of their love validates the power and truthfulness of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. May it be so in my life today.
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Hi Gunner! :)
I just happened to stumble onto your website through a search engine today, the first day we have had internet in our new home in North Carolina. Somehow I’ve never had a link to your site before, though I know that Cindi mentioned it. I’m glad I found it today, though; this entry was the first thing I landed on after sitting down for my long-awaited first session on our new internet….But now just a few minutes after I’d only been selfishly looking for a distraction from the craziness of the day, I find myself seriously crying…
The link about that guy was a heartbreaking and stunning reality check about the battle we are in…Its hard to even imagine someone doing what he’s doing, but on the other hand – my own attitudes of pride and ungratefulness, which I flaunt in God’s face every day, are as mindblowingly wicked as that guy’s efforts.
How devastating, but glorious, to again grasp the reality, in these few precious minutes, that mine are forgiven!
Thanks for posting that; God used it as a gentle reminder to keep from placing my joy and my relief after a long day on something so unworthy as my internet access. My tears, which were brought on by that poor man’s picture (“poor” in that I shudder to think of what he will meet when he looks in Christ’s eyes on Judgement Day) have effectively washed away a day’s worth of moving dust which, after a long two weeks of unpacking, threatens daily to settle into my soul and drag the focus of my life off the eternal.
Thanks for your site! I can’t wait to read more of what’s in the archives…Tell Cindi I said hi, and I hope that soon we’ll be able to catch up on each other’s lives! :)