They are only men. They are not God!

I am sure that many of you have read the blogs, seen the pictures, and heard the reports on CNN and even on your local news railing the men and women of the cloth and those who profess to be devout followers of Christ.  Particularly from 2007 up until now the church has been at the helm of much of the drama filled, hair rising, sexually perverse and promiscuous stories reported in the media and publications.  In light of this many have been disheartened while others are seizing the opportunity to ridicule and further exploit the church and those that represent Christ. It’s such a noble feat to attempt to represent infiniteness while yet so finite, and to personify perfection while ensconced in imperfection. These leaders and believers alike who purpose to live daily to serve others and exemplify Christ’s character and His ways in this society are often the only hope of the otherwise hopeless.

 

Well don’t lose your hope because of the humanity of those who profess to have had a personal encounter with God and as a result are no longer the same. Though they have been touched, they are still human. They are faced with the same difficulties and temptations that every man is faced with. Could it be that because they have chosen to shine as a light in the community, that they themselves are tested greater than others? Hummm. Could it be?  Wow! Such a great responsibility! Shouldn’t this move us to pray for them or should we prey on them? Such an honorable undertaking certainly deserves our ovation doesn’t it?

 

I say this, don’t let what you see and what you hear about men and women of the cloth or followers of Christ shake your belief in God. A few broken chairs shouldn’t cause you to question the one you’re sitting in or despise chairs all together – no more than a few flawed men should turn you away from God. These men are merely men, they are not God.

 

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6 thoughts on “They are only men. They are not God!

  1. WE MUST NOT SETTLE FOR LIVING LESS THAN THE WORD OF GOD SAYS,AND WE MUST NOT CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE LIVING RIGHT IS LOOKED DOWN UPON,AND LIVING WICKED IS LOOKED UP TO…GOD MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO LIVE RIGHT,HE SENT THE MAN CHRIST JESUS,AND GAVE US THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST…WE MUST NOT SETTLE FOR BEING LESS THAN HOLY…OUR PRAYER SHOULD BE…”JESUS HELP ME MAKE ONE-HUNDRED…NINETY-NINE AND A HALF WON’T DO !!!!!!

  2. While God has made a way for us to live Holy, He himself understands that we are flesh, hence the reason he provides new mercies EVERY MORNING! Because these men and women are leading; they are on the fore front and are main targets for the enemy. It is easy for all; including me to say “LIVE HOLY” when we don’t have the same struggles, fight the same devils, face with the same temptation, and deal with the same people. I’m in no way condoning unholiness or sin, I’m saying, at the end of the day, ” we all have sinned and come short of HIS glory”.

  3. I live my life to the best of my ability. The things I have the ability to change, I change. The things that I can’t change, I put them in the hands of God. If God doesn’t fix it, that suggests to me that what I think is wrong with me, isn’t wrong at all.

  4. Yes, true the are not God, but if the Bible has high standards for a Deacon, They Are The same for leaders. I totally understand that they are just human, I agree but our actions are usually done based on what we think about. One thing I never do is put these leaders out there, I just pray for their deliverance and for them to have some other leaders in their lives to be accountability partners. God bless…

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