This is going to be one of those topics I don’t like writing about because it’s going to upset nearly everyone who reads this blog (if there is anyone left). But the purpose of this weblog is to inspire people who are interested in finding truth, and what I am about to say is an important part of finding it.
About four years ago, I attended a bad church. The pastor of this church had a problem – he constantly lied (about anything and everything) and plagiarized. When my friend confronted him on this problem, he responded with a lot of self-centered dribble, but one comment he made stuck out in my memory: he simply asked my friend how many people he had personally led to the Lord. What was he implying? That his tactics, although unorthodox, lead people to Christ. This excuses his sermon plagiarizing. This somehow excuses his constant lying. In other words, the end justifies the means. I couldn’t believe I was hearing this from a Christian pastor. My rosy-colored view of the Christian “church” began to slowly fall apart from that point on. But this wasn’t the first time I saw this. Read the rest of this entry »