Paul's Passing Thoughts

A Stunning Contradiction

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 12, 2019


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  1. lydia00 said, on April 16, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    “News flash: the failures of God’s people necessitated the coming of Jesus because we were and are helpless sinners. We are positionally holy but are functional sinners. And guess what? Despite our obvious failings, the Gospel spread throughout the world. I believe that it was the willingness of the faithful to boldly confess their sins while at the same time pointing to a Savior who forgives those sins that drew people to the faith. Most people get that they are sinful. And, even more importantly, they know that all of those Christian leaders are just as sinful.”

    Would you trust someone “positionally holy but is a functional sinner”? It’s a gathering of thieves have to guard their valuables win together? Does this sound healthy?

    “It is wrong to pretend that the world is looking for perfect leaders whose only sins appear to be ignoring the speed limits and eating too much at the Golden Corral. They are looking for truthful leaders who live out their lives in front of a watching world. We are to be a city of the hill, a gathering of those under the spotlight who are comfortable in their skin: positionally holy and functionally sinful. The Gospel demands that we speak to that reality. The New Testament particularly commands that church leaders be role models; not role models of perfection but role models of those who are humble, repentant and honest.”

    Why would adults be looking for leaders? Leaders Who are comfortable being positionally holy and functionally sinful? Why not just buy a one-way ticket to hell on earth! Sheesh! (Note, if you are not sinful or admit that you are sinful it is implied that you think you are perfection. What a nasty trick!)

    No thanks to that cognitive dissonance. Sheesh! Just be decent humans and stop trying to control people.


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