This sort of thing is inexcusable and illuminates the need for theologically learned pastors who educate their congregations theologically. Business majors or journalism majors or whatever are simply not fit for the pastoral office. The pastorate requires theologians. Period.
Several members of Mount Olive Baptist Church upset with their pastor tonight. Members tell us their pastor was voted out of their church back in May. However, the pastor says it wasn’t an official vote. When most churches are coming together for the holidays, there seems to be a clear divide at Mount Olive Baptist every Sunday. “Chaos, one word chaos,” said Thoetis Robinson Jr.”
Several members of the church tell us a vote was held in May in accordance with their constitution only needing twelve signatures to have a meeting to discontinue the service of their Pastor Rev. Dr. Valentino McNeal. Theotis Robinson Junior, a 23 year member of the church says the results were an 86-5 vote. “When he gets up to preach, we take to the choir stand and start singing hymns and it’s escalated to where it is now where every Sunday the police are called,” said Robinson. Along with other issues Robinson says accountability of funds for the church is a huge problem.
Men are more in danger from prosperity than adversity. For when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves & are intoxicated by success. — John Calvin
That people will stand behind any jock who commits any crime but if a cleric or politician makes the smallest error they are totally abandoned.
This means people are either willing to completely overlook moral failings in jocks or that they expect so little of them they have no delusions that they will behave morally in the first place.
Either way, it says a great deal about our view of athletes.
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Extremely needed, therefore, by us all is the admonition to be stimulated to love and not to envy, and not to separate from those whom God has joined to us, but to embrace with brotherly kindness all those who are united to us in faith.
And surely it behoves us the more earnestly to cultivate unity, as the more eagerly watchful Satan is, either to tear us by any means from the Church, or stealthily to seduce us from it. And such would be the happy effect, were no one to please himself too much, and were all of us to preserve this one object, mutually to provoke one another to love, and to allow no emulation among ourselves, but that of doing good works.
For doubtless the contempt of the brethren, moroseness, envy, immoderate estimate of ourselves, and other sinful impulses, clearly shew that our love is either very cold, or does not at all exist.
Jimmy Carter’s 28 year old grandson has died of a heart attack. #sadness. #DeathIsNoRespecterOfAge
When it comes to the Word and works of God…
Human Reason is offended, who although she is blind, deaf, stupid, impious, and sacrilegious with regard to all the words and works of God, is [believed to be] a judge of the words and works of God. — Martin Luther
People can be pretty stupid.
We should be better than this. We must be.
Here: It’s a volume titled ‘From Genesis to Jesus in an Hour’.