At the same time, 400 pastors constitute 0.00125 percent of the Ashley Madison database. They make up 0.067 percent of the estimated 600,000 vocational ministers in the U.S. Critics who draw lines from Ashley Madison to Josh Duggar and recent exposes of materialistic televangelists slander hundreds of thousands of faithful ministers. Clearly, some condemn fallen believers so they can justify their rejection of our faith.
Here’s the irony: those who criticize sinful Christians are more right than they know.
In today’s reading from My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers states: “We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness.” Chambers elaborates: “At all costs, a person must have a right relationship with God. . . . God has only one intended destiny for mankind—holiness. His only goal is to produce saints.”
Our holy Father intends his children to live holy lives. How can we cooperate with him in accomplishing this goal?