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Christians lack credibility

If Ted Haggard tried to rationalize his homosexual affairs saying three times, "I believe" -- would the Christians follow him?
 
If during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton laughed it off saying three times, "Adultery, adultery, adultery!" or by chuckling three times or clearing his throat three times, would the right wing have excused him?
 
Instead, Bill Clinton was honest enough to appear before religious leaders and admit, "I have sinned."
 
Claiming to believe in Scriptures one isn't even following is like claiming to be a member of a teetotaling society while drinking.
 
*It's logically self-contradictory.*
 
By that logic, can an abortionist call himself anti-abortion?
 
Can an atheist call himself a Christian?
 
Can someone NOT believing in the resurrection call himself a Christian?
 
**Christians lack credibility if they aren't even following the Scriptures they claim to believe in!**
 
If Christians are sincerely *trying* to follow their Scriptures but slipping up, that's commendable. But the "Christians" I encounter revel in fornication and deride anyone not "getting it" as a real loser.
 
Around 1989 or 1990, when my friend Greg and I were roommates in San Diego, Greg's friend Ron, a gay Christian, came by on one of his usual visits to the apartment. Ron was surprised that I respected people of other faiths, and during the course of an armchair theological discussion, I mentioned in passing, offhandedly, non-judgmentally, merely as an academic point, that the Bible condemns homosexuality (as it condemns fornication).
 
Ron didn't become angry. He didn't angrily tell me to "grow up!" He didn't try and rationalize his sinning with "three times..." like so many Christians do with fornication. Rather, he just bowed his head slightly and admitted he was a sinner.
 
As Jesus told the Pharisees, the tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.
 
Usually, Christians are wary of anyone preaching what they think is a "false gospel." Otherwise, why aren't they still following Jim & Tammy Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, etc.?

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