Famous “Christians” and Their Famous Sins

I recently read the allegations regarding Eddie Long, Atlanta-area mega pastor.  These allegations regarding sexual immorality are saddening though not much surprises me anymore.  Long has been under investigation in the past for financial impropriety.

I am not interested in humiliating or insulting Long nor am I making a judgment regarding his innocence or guilt.  However, I recently came across a thread on Facebook regarding this topic and wanted to provide a little bit of Biblical guidance.  Read for yourself what some were saying:

I agree that we should examine ourselves and be slow to judge.  God is the ultimate judge.  However, this idea that we are NEVER to judge or never to make moral statements regarding the sin of other Christians is ridiculous (and unbiblical).  Judgment is an integral part of being a Christian and being part of a faith community.  Think about Paul, he spoke very clearly about how to deal with immorality within a church (see 1 Corinthians 5)!  We are called to judge the Christian within the church!  Furthermore, we must banish any nonsense that the “pastor” is God’s anointed and is beyond judgment.  As a pastor, I pray that my brothers and sisters (my coworkers in the gospel) will be firm in holding me accountable.

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One thought on “Famous “Christians” and Their Famous Sins”

  1. I agree with you 100% on the judgement and I also can see all over this guy’s face. He is so GUILTY. Is a guy that lives like a Celeb/ Rapper / GQ magazine. Discussing, just discussing, look at him using teh church’s money, who has a $300.000 CAR, PLEASE save me. It has finally gotten to him. God is in control, but first he had to show what he is loosing for his sexual exploitation of inocents lifes.

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