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A Judge and the Ten Commandments

We now face a new moral crisis, a new crisis of conscience, for voters in the United States, specifically, this time voters in the state of Alabama. That's because on December 12 the voters of that state will elect a new United States Senator in a special election made necessary in order to fill the seat that had been vacated by the current Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. - Dr. Albert Mohler - President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ( Daily Briefing 11.13.17)


Dear Friends,

There has been much discussion on the Roy Moore US Senate race and recent allegations of sexual impropriety and child sexual abuse made by women who claim to have been teenagers when these events took place. Those of you who follow my blogs know that I once was a supporter of Judge Moore and theonomy in general. 

However, I had a change of heart regarding theonomy several years ago (2013), and now I am no longer a supporter of Judge Moore.  I believe there are credible reports that he assaulted and pursued teenage girls as a man in his 30's; I don't see any hard evidence that these things did not happen.  I realize it is difficult for those close to his campaign to see things objectively - they've been rallying around his 10 Commandments platform for years (since 2003?).  But, friends, is your loyalty to God who authored the Commandments or to a man who has made his name synonymous with them?

Below are links to some Christian editorials and news articles you might find helpful as you try to discern the truth in this matter. I plan to update them as more information becomes available, so please check back often.

* Al Mohler - The Briefing 11-13-17

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore Divide Evangelicals
(Nov. 16, 2017 - NPR Interview with Ed Stetzer - approx. 4 minute)

With Roy Moore I've Seen Enough (Caffeinated Thoughts - Shane Vander Hart)

No, Christians Don't Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations (Christianity Today - Ed Stetzer)

* Russell Moore, Kay Warren Criticize Christians Defending Roy Moore: 'Sexual Assault is Always Wrong' (The Gospel Herald)

Roundup: All the Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore So Far (Christian Post)

* Roy Moore and the Sorry State of Evangelical Politics (William S. Brewbaker III - The New York Times)

* An Open Letter to Christian Supporters of Roy Moore (Dr. Jim West - Zwinglius Redivivus)

* The Roy Moore moment (WORLD Magazine)

Secular articles of interest:

Roy Moore's alleged pursuit of a young girl is the symptom of a larger problem in evangelical circles (LA Times)

* Nerdcast: Moore allegations rock Alabama (11.17.2017 - Politico)

* We called the pastors on Roy Moore support 'letter' — here's what happened (Daily News)

Moore fights back against female accusers (AP - One News Now)

Allegations against Alabama’s Roy Moore dividing GOP women (AP - PBS News Hour)

* Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman: I didn’t deserve to be preyed upon (NBC News)

* Pastor: Moore dated 'younger ladies' for their 'purity' (The Hill)

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In conclusion, I want to express my sympathy for Judge Moore's wife, children and grandchildren. I'm so sorry they have to go through this public humiliation. They are in my thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord give them comfort and strength. I also pray He will give us wisdom in this matter and remind us that even when men fail, He does not. He is our only Rock!

In Lord Jesus Name I pray, amen.

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Helpful Sermon: Do Not Be Self Righteous





Scripture Text: Matthew 7: 1-6 (KJV)

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Comments

  1. Another thought I want to share is that while (and after) I served on local school board anonymous letters were written about me to my broker and others. They mostly stated that I was crazy and a religious fanatic. I counted those things as all joy and left it in the Lord's hands to vindicate me, which I believe He did. I also happened to be falsely accused of adultery a decade or so ago. I was protesting abortion at the Hope Clinic in Granite City, IL when a popular prolife leader stuck her heard out of her RV and shouted "ADULTERESS!" at me as her husband drove down the alley next to the abortion mill. I was dumbfounded, to say the least; but was vindicated as this same woman had been making up stories and lying about other prolifers, too. It became clear that she was suffering from emotional problems. So, I am not immune to the fact that people lie, but sadly, the accusers of Judge Moore continue to come forward almost daily.

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