August 31, 2015
Shock and Awe
I’ve known youth ministers who’ve used sexual situations in the Bible, particularly OT Scriptures, to shock their youth groups and give themselves a springboard to discuss sexuality. Recently I heard an older pastor doing something similar. It’s disheartening for someone to justify putting a salacious spin on a presentation by implying they are simply quoting the Bible. Those who proclaim the Word to others should follow in Paul’s example, “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Cor 4:2).