Fascinating portrait of a dynamic Christian ministry

This blog post is a fascinating read.  I do not know much about the popular Protestant ministry in question and whether or not what is alleged here is true or not.  Some of the points this author makes, however, are true beyond a doubt and a huge corrective to larger-than-life, shining, charismatic ministries that often have a much smaller man or woman behind the curtain.  In Catholic circles, we can meditate on the phenomenon that was Marcial Marciel Degollado.

An excerpt:

You can’t preach Jesus and curse people.

You can’t preach Jesus and threaten people.

You can’t preach Jesus and be sexually vulgar.

You can’t preach Jesus and denigrate women.

You can’t preach Jesus and then shun people.

You can’t preach Jesus and give rich people special privileges.

You can’t preach Jesus and steal people’s material

You can’t preach Jesus and approve the use of funds for your desires instead of the donor’s desire.

You can’t preach Jesus and cheat your way onto bestseller lists.

You can’t preach Jesus and then force your people to not compete with you in spreading the gospel.

You can’t preach Jesus and then force people to either stay silent or not be paid.

You can’t preach Jesus and seek to become the “greatest of these”.

You just can’t. You see that right?

It can’t be “do as I say, and not as I do” for a pastor.

We need to see you be like Jesus, more than we need to hear you say “it’s all about Jesus”.

It really is this simple: to preach Jesus, you have to be like Jesus.

 

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