A friend said I would be shocked if I browsed www.myspace.com and www.youtube.com.
JK was the senior pastor of Cincinnati's College Hill Presbyterian Church when our Lord called him to start the National Coalition Against Pornography.
Deeply distraught over the debasing, devastating, and destroying effects of pornography on many of his church's families, he cried out to God, "Why don't you do something?"
God answered, "Why don't you do something?"
A bravehearted friend who is taking on the mainline's increasing apostasies and, as expected (see Matthew 10), catching a lot of hell, likes to quote Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
She knows there's no such thing as an "innocent" bystander.
You're either for Him or against Him; and anyone in the middle makes Him puke in a Laodicean kinda way.
People who do not look up, stand up, speak up, and act up for Jesus enable evil; or have joined the dark side.
I like moderates; unless, of course, I need someone with more than a modicum of loyalty.
I've never presided at a wedding in which the bride or groom said, "I'm moderately committed to you."
I don't think He's gonna take a bride who says, "I'm moderately committed to you."
Matthew 18:15-20 yields to Romans 16:17-18 if the unrepentant do not yield to Matthew 18:15-20.
Restoration or removal.
There ain't no middle ground in the war.
Shepherds don't follow sheep.
I used to let things fester; rarely confronting irregulars, irascibles, and even the demon oppressed/possessed.
I didn't want to get involved; for I knew I'd get splattered with some of it if I turned on the fan.
Then it hit me!
We're gonna get hit with the, uh, whatever regardless; so we may as well try to do the right thing.
If you can't avoid the heat that's going to flare up anyway, you may as well try doing the, uh, Christian thing; remembering you're gonna live a lot longer with Him than anybody else in the end.
I've learned things/people don't get better/healed by ignoring 'em; or as my favorite street preacher in Rockford says, "You can't fix what you won't face."
JK had to take a sabbatical from his crusading against pornography; because its seductive powers were beginning to attract him.
Just 30 minutes of www.myspace.com and www.youtube.com polluted my spirit.
Clicking on the "Delete Browsing History" wasn't enough.
I needed a bath.
Everybody gets dirty because it's impossible to avoid all of this world's filth.
Bad things taste good; even knowing they lead to emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical indigestions.
So we've got to bathe regularly...in the blood.
Blessings and Love!