This is now how God's people should treat those under their care.
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They seem willfully ignorant of the "signs of the times." For them and, even more, for their congregations, I am deeply concerned.
"I'd seen a lot of horrible things that a little boy shouldn't see."
We're whole beings—body, mind and soul—so attack depression on every level possible.
"At that point in time, I quit everything, I was incapable of doing anything. About every five minutes, I was fighting off a panic attack."
While there is no evidence of a gender divide on developing significant relationships at church, age does play a role.
"What the devil meant for evil, God will use for our good. Even now we're exploring every option and discovering how best to rebuild on a foundation the Lord laid for us long ago."
Have you seen these signs?
A good friendship is founded upon honor.
"Many will call me an apostate, say I was never really saved, that I was a wolf in sheep's clothing and that a hotter hell awaits me."
"I am compelled to my bones by the Holy Spirit."
Are you busy building your own empire?
It is not my purpose to judge whether all these expressions are of God or not.
What changes do you think would be appropriate?
I believe in rank and order in the church. But this is going too far.
But despite this radical shift, the gifts of the Spirit and solid Bible knowledge are still seen as being on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Here's how we can solve this problem.
None of these reasons is an excuse for sin, but they help us understand what's happening.
It's time to deal with these issues.
"He spent decades investing in the church through his teaching of the Word, and now he'll be able to continue that through students picking up the same resources for the same purposes."