Okay... Let me get this straight - Homosexuals want others to judge them on who they are and not their sexuality, but what this man did privately with his own money is their business? Hypocrites. Now I need to find a new web browser - any recommendations?
I sincerely hope we will see true repentance from Doug Phillips, but it doesn't sound like he has come to that point yet... I am grieved for his family and the young woman who wasted her youth with this man. I'm also angry on behalf of the sincere Christians who were abused, maligned and slandered by this man. When I look at Doug Phillips, I see a spoiled child who has yet to become a man.
Admittedly, I've not been part of a trendy mega church that's really cool; but just the opposite seems to be true here in southern Illinois... The seniors are perhaps the most faithful in attendance and very much involved.
While I haven't read all of Elisabeth Elliot's books, the ones I have read are very Biblical with godly, Scripture-based teaching for women... She is so conservative that I assumed she was Presbyterian.
No surprise to me... I have never believed this woman was truly regenerated as she made her first big hit about lesbianism and followed it up with songs about promiscuity. I feel badly for her parents as they are reportedly Christian. She clearly hasn't honored her father and mother.
Well, folks, I've been issuing apologies for my dismissal and chastising those who I felt were taking "pot shots" at DP, patriarchy, etc. There really is reason for concern for abuse of power and instead of sweeping it under the rug, we need to look at the charges, evaluate the facts as best we can and take a stand against spiritual abuse in Christian ministries - both in the church and in para-church organizations. Once we begin doing this, I believe the good Lord will bless our Christian witness to the world and other believers. And as I've stated in other places - moderation is the key! We don't need to be extremists in any area other than extremely committed to Christ and living a genuine, sincere Christian life.
I just want to acknowledge what a blessing Christopher is to this forum. His comment is right on target. Which one of us began our walk with Christ with 100% correct knowledge and impeccable theology? Let's give this man a break and sincerely pray for his growth as a Christian.
Barack Obama is making a mockery out of freedom and honoring those who have sacrificed much, including their lives for liberty. It would be so much better if he would just quietly fade into the woodwork instead of promoting ungodliness and exalting the wicked. I am astounded at his brazenness! Who in recent history was as unpopular as Pres. Obama is now? Does the man have no wisdom?
Dear Neil, I agree with your last comment. If this report of DP is true (I haven't yet checked it out), then I will have some apologies to make. And if true, this reveals a serious flaw in character and heinous sin that should be dealt with by using the principles of church discipline by the VF Board of Directors and DP's church in Texas. May God help DP's family as they pick up the pieces and may God's people keep them lifted up in prayer.