Everyone has seen a political or religious leader implode, and often the failure is sexual in nature. Recent political history has many examples from men like Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer. In the Church it’s been guys like Ted Haggard and Doug Phillips. Of course, biblical examples include men like King David and his son, Solomon. It seems there is a potential curse, of sorts, on those who lead.
Tragically, I have way too many friends who have fallen as well . . .
A mentor in ministry who committed adultery many years ago.
A good friend who lost his church and wife due to a pornography addiction.
A fellow pastor in town who now is in prison for the use of and distribution of child porn.
Frankly, it’s happened so often to so many that I find myself bouncing between depression and anger.
How could he do that to his wife?
Why would he risk everything for the temporary pleasure of sexual sin?
What possible reason could he have for risking all and losing so much?
But then . . .
I turn on the television, and the normalization of the abnormal and the promotion of illicit sex is everywhere.
I open…Continue Reading