That is the truth. the secular world has nothing to offer anyone and they do not have the authority to demand that the church repents to their ways. Also, we will address other stories.
We repent of our complicity and structural racism.”
“We repent of our silence in the face of injustice.”
“We repent that we prioritize our own comfort while our neighbors live in fear.”
“We repent of the racism that runs deep in our tradition and our churches, our communities, and here at Calvin University.”
Who is BLM or any secular entity that they think they can call anyone, especially the church, to repent of their sins? Even alleged sins? Only God has the moral authority to call anyone to repentance and if anyone needed to repent, it is BLM and its supporters.
They are far from God and using sin to destroy the Christian message as well as the testimony of believers. Sinners cannot call anyone to repentance as they are in deep need of Jesus and a new way to live.
The fact that many Christian colleges and churches are capitulating to the will of the people, shows that they are not in tune with God, nor his teachings. It is the church that represents God not BLM.
All that is happening here is a school, its teachers and students are forsaking God and adding more sins to their lives. They are allowing their light to be snuffed out by a group of people who only know hatred, lies, and greed.
You cannot be friends with the unbelieving world and friends with God.
“I fell in love with it,” explains Tillia. “I fell in love with being liberated and being able to share myself in different ways. I started this for my own expression. I had no idea there was so much money to be made in it as there is.”
This article reminded us of Jonah’s call by God to go to Nineveh. God said about the people there:
11 Should I not also have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 people, who do not know the difference between their right hand and their left, as well as many animals?”
The article is about people who do not know their right hand from their left. Their love for money replaces their lessons on what is right and what is wrong. In their minds, it is okay as long as they get to make a lot of money.
That is not correct. Right and Wrong do not disappear when one is able to get rich off an activity, even if it is only an hour or two a day;
Last week, California mom Crystal Jackson and her husband Chris Jackson told PEOPLE they were making $150,000 per month from her suggestive photos before their income jumped to $500,000 in August.
He is not much of a man or a husband and she is not much of a wife or a woman. But they need to know that they are doing wrong. Leading others to sin is not a way to build relationships. marriage, or a society.
Yes, the money is tempting but what did Jesus say, “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul. Those words apply to women as well.
It’s bad enough that a middle school in Loudon County, Virginia, has decided to remove “male” and “female” signs from its bathrooms. But in an even more extreme nod to social insanity, this same school is removing the urinals from the boys’ bathrooms. Why? It’s because a number of biological females, who identify as males, are offended by the presence of urinals
People elected to leadership offices, doesn’t matter the level, are not automatically endowed with wisdom, intelligence, courage, or even understanding. They also do not get a dose of divine justice or mercy or how to use either.
That is one reason Jesus said to pray for your leaders and that command does not omit school board officials. Without prayer protection, leaders are vulnerable to what evil brings their way, that statement applies to church leaders, popular religious speakers, and so on.
The key is to get your prayers correct, not be selfish, and not be condescending to those you pray for.
A recent article about Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) traces whistleblower Ruth Malhotra’s dawning realization that everything with the apologist and his ministry was not what it seemed to be. The piece alludes to questions that no doubt many have asked about Malhotra—who worked closely with Zacharias—and others: How could they not have seen this sooner? And why didn’t they leave earlier?
She didn’t see it earlier because it was not there. They didn’t leave earlier because no sin was taking place and only when the majority jumped on the anti-Ravi Zacharias bandwagon did they decide to hop on it as well.
Nothing n this alleged scandal represents one thing from God or that anyone involved is following God’s teaching. What astounds us is that only those who take the anti-Ravi position get their articles published.
We rarely see an article published that actually defends the man. So far our website and Defending Ravi website are the only two taking this position. We are not patting ourselves on the back because it needs to be done and the truth needs to be told.
Lori Anne Thompson, the first woman to come forward publicly with charges against Zacharias, uses the term in her interview with Bob Smietana.
Very easy to do when the man you are accusing is dead. Sorry, but we do not buy her story for one minute.
Within a few months of his death in May 2020, several massage therapists at an Atlanta-area spa he co-owned came forward, alleging that Zacharias had repeatedly demanded sexual favors. (source)
Yes, this is the standard strategy of evil. Wait till the right people are dead then make the move to discredit them and their message. This happened in the ancient world as in the second century, gnostic works, or alternative ‘gospels’, started appearing distorting Christ, his life and message began to appear.
The people against Christ and the real gospel had to wait till all the eye-witnesses were dead or discredited before they could spread their lies. Sadly for them, the church knew better and followed God’s leading to preserve the truth using his criteria.
Another example that this issue brings to everyone, is how the disciples dispersed upon the arrest and death of Jesus. there is an old adage that says you ‘kill the head of the snake to defeat it and get rid of its followers (we paraphrased that but you get the meaning, we hope).
Well, in this case, the head of RZIM was removed by normal life issues, and guess what, there was no one left to hold the organization together. Especially since Mr. Zacharia’s own daughter tossed her father under the bus.
The leader was gone and over the past 14 months approx., we have seen people depart RZIm like rats leaving a sinking ship. This was a mistake on Mr. Zacharias’ part as he did not leave competent people behind to handle the organization’s affairs or defend itself against all these false charges.
He may have thought his daughter was capable but we see he made an error in judgment. Also, another mistake is elevating women to have authority over a man.
We have never said Mr. Zacharias was perfect, just innocent of all these sexual charges hurled his way. The verse we are reminded of is found in 1 Kings 22:16
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear that you will tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”
No one in RZIM made this statement to anyone making their false claims. Nor did anyone hold that secular law firm to this standard when they did their ‘investigation’.
We do not care how good or experienced they are with the law, that law firm is not experienced in the ways of God nor has the spirit of Truth helping them get to the bottom of this issue.
The truth is what matters not meeting legal standards. So far, only the person behind Defending Ravi website is telling the truth. We just relay the information that we find out.