“I’ve been a leader of a church for the last 15 years; many minsters listen to me; I worship God everywhere I go; I speak in tongues and prophesy. I lay my hands on sick and most of them get healed. I only have one minor issue: I tend to view porn probably for three minutes a day. That is all.”
If that is what the person says to you when you do an interview to recruit a minister to your church, what would be your reaction?
Won’t you say to him, “What did you just say? Did I hear you right? Did you say: “That is all”?
That is like a real estate agent saying to you this when you visit a house you are thinking of buying:
“The house is built on the rock and they used the best material that you can think of to build it. It has five big bedrooms and five full bathrooms. It has only one minor issue; there is an earthquake every night to shake the house from its foundation. That is all.”
If that was the statement of the real estate agent, what would be your first reaction?
You will definitely say: “Say what???? That is what??? Are you crazy? Do you think we are Zombies?”
Yeah, sexual purity is foundational for our Christian walk. There is no “that is all” when our whole life is being shaken, infected, invested, contaminated and defiled by sexual immorality.
“Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?” 1 Corinthians 5:6 (read the whole chapter to find why Paul made such a statement. It’s profound!) ///
P. S. For those of you who may be new to the page, this is what is going on with Appeal for Purity (A4P) this month. As part of the A4P one year anniversary celebration (which is coming up on Oct. 31), I’m going to re-post my earlier posts throughout the month of Oct. The first person who is going to drop their nice comment on the first re-post on October 1 and the person who is going to post their nice comment on the last re-post on Oct 31, will receive prize from A4P as part of the celebration (the winner for Oct. 1 has already been selected and the gift has already been shipped to him). In the meantime, if the Holy Spirit gives me a message to share with you all, I will go ahead and post it daily. Otherwise, I will mainly re-post for the month of October.