Lead pastor Chris Conlee announced his resignation months after teaching pastor Andy Savage opened up to the congregation about sexually assaulting a girl in his previous youth group.
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Hint: It's not sex, booze and drugs.
Consider the following ways that sin gains entrance.
Offering Communion outside "helps us remember that the physical and spiritual worlds are completely bound up together. It becomes easy to see how everything grows, lives, dies and is returned into the earth where it takes on a new form."
When leaders feel tension, the key to moving forward is mutual submission
Over the last few decades, we've seen downfall after downfall, perversion after perversion. This must end now.
Beware the carnal gospel.
"The church is a family and we're all messed up ... because [we're] people," he said. "We all make mistakes."
In the context of this article, a false apostle is one who has a wrong motive in ministry.
"We are praying night and day for the right strategies to bring aid and comfort to our neighbors in such terrible distress."
We need to understand that the rules change for ministers.
And where the money goes.
"He baptized the first person and he passed on to another one. ... All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor."
It's sickening how widespread this is in the body of Christ.
If you're in a happy church where the cross, the blood and hell are never preached, where there's no real power to redeem from sin, and no warnings are ever given, you might be flirting with Delilah.
Meanwhile, a generation is hungrily looking for something more.
Does he only teach the love of God?
The debate has caused quite a bit of mayhem in the church.
If you feel like giving up on the church, read this first.
If not corrected, these seven areas will greatly limit the ability of the church to fulfill the Great Commission.