Right up front, I’ll say I believe in God. It’s a blind belief, and I don’t need to have it proven to me that he exists. I’m comfortable with my way of believing. Others need it scientifically proven, and that’s fine, too.
What I really want to talk about today is the pastor, deacons and priests who lead up our churches and preach to us weekly. These are normal men and women like you; they can be good or bad people just like you and me. If one of the church leaders does a dastardly deed such as child molestation, have an affair with someone in the church or anything else considered a sin. Do you stop going to church and helping others because someone sins? Do you stop believing in God?
I haven’t stopped going to church or stopped believing in God. What these people do will be judged here on earth by the court system and by God. I have to admit I’m judgmental when it comes to abusers of children, animals and people in general, but I wouldn’t let any of this stop me from going to church and praying to God.
Many people blame the church for anything that happens within their confines. This is not necessarily true. The individuals who commit a sin are the ones to blame. There are some extenuating circumstances if there is a cover up. In many ways the church leaders are gullible and know the laws of the church but not the laws of their country. They make mistakes and should be punished, but first they need to be taught what they have done wrong.
Church leaders believe in evil, but they also think everyone can be redeemed. If someone is really evil they can’t be saved. The church can’t have it both ways. Infidelity is considered a lesser sin in our country, but in other countries it is a crime punishable by death.
There are many who don't believe in God because of all the evil in the world. What do you believe?
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Until next Sunday have a great week.
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