A Bad Example and The Apostolic Contrast

Five months ago Vision Forum Ministries (VFM) had to close its doors because of the sin of its founder and president, Doug Phillips.  Confessing to a “lengthy inappropriate relationship with a woman”, Phillips admitted that his sin was serious and “absolutely does merit my resignation” (World Magazine, April 5, 2014).

Sadly, this is only the latest in a seeming never ending list of outstanding Christian leaders who fall into this particular sin.  In the same issue World notes that it “had the sad task of running stories on Bill Gothard leaving his ministry” for the same reason.  It is not  necessary to document a list of such dreadful events, but important for us to confess that this is far too…

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