It is necessary to use words. While we may, by our actions, lead someone into being different on the outside, it is only the gospel that can change someone on the inside. The gospel that changes people on the inside must be conveyed in words.
This realization will displace shame wherever it is found. spiritual chemotherapy, the Gospel goes on a seek-and-destroy mission against shame.
For that I am grateful.
In loing at all of these questions, I realize that there is a gap between my behavior and my belief. I believe in God’s , I know that I am forgiven, I know that God is in control and I know that I have received and am to give grace. Yet, I do not always live according to that knowledge.
Some have expressed surprise and dismay that Christian leaders have been found to have their names on the list. But I don’t think that we should be surprised. The church is not filled with people who have it all together. We know this because they let us in and we do not have it all together. Whether our failures are obvious to others or not, we all fail.