Monday, November 06, 2006

Difficult Lessons

The blogosphere is littered with posts about the Haggard scandal. I have nothing more to say than what has already been said. Challies Dot Com posts a great piece reminding us of our own sin. He closes the article by saying,

If we look to Ted Haggard as a representative of all that is wrong in Evangelicalism, I think we miss the most important lesson. The lesson we need to learn is that we are every bit as sinful and fallible and willful and depraved as Haggard; perhaps more so. It is only the grace of God that, like a spider being held over the flame by a nearly-invisible web, prevents me from giving in to all the sin that is in me and being dragged down by it. Oh, that He would continue to extend this grace! And oh, that I would take heed lest I, too, fall, for what is in Haggard is in me.

Mark Driscoll gives several practical tips to pastors at The Resurgence. Both Driscoll and Challies are great examples of men who use difficult situations as lessons for themselves and not as harmful allegations.

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