Whatever final conclusion you draw about the tweets is between you and the Lord. But we wanted to take a moment to address misinformation online as you make your own conclusions on the matter. We appreciate those of you who have come to Pastor John’s defense online, but our sense is that this isn’t a matter worth debating. Our purpose in posting here is simply to provide you with more information.
The media for The Gospel Coalition’s 2013 National Conference is now available. Go check it out.
Most of the sins we commit are not conscious. It’s natural for us all to cruise along in a mental environment of easy-going benevolence, protected from self-awareness within walls of soft but impenetrable good intentions.
I admit it. I love the various ironies of life especially when it comes to our tendency to think we have charge over our destiny. Consider Pharaoh’s bravado as he issued genocidal orders to destroy a race of people. His command? “Every son this born the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live” (Exodus 1:22). His concern was that there were to be too many Jews and these “immigrant slaves” would take over the land. (Got to watch those immigrants very carefully.)
Just about every Christian has memorized the closing verses of Galatians and Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. This is the character of the man or woman who has been justified by grace through faith.