Saints and Sinners
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2014 May 30
“The world has become so churchy, and the church has become so worldly, that you can’t tell the difference anymore.”
I don’t know who said that first, but I know where I heard it first. Years ago Paul Harvey quoted those lines in one of his radio newscasts. I don’t know that the world has become more “churchy,” whatever that means. If anything, the world seems more secular today. But it certainly seems true that the church has become more worldly. I’m not referring to things like the music we use or how we dress. I’m thinking about questions like these:
Do we really believe what God has said about sexual morality?
Do we believe that all sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong?
Will we obey God or enthrone our own desires?
Nothing good can happen when we blur the lines God has drawn.
There are saints and there are sinners.
We do well to note and respect the difference.
Saints live one way because they are saints.
Sinners live another way because they are sinners.
Do we still believe this?
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