An Open Letter to Sexy Churches

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To Granger Community Chrurch (Granger, IN) , Mercy Church (Olathe, Kansas), Fellowship Church (Dallas, TX), Relevant Church (Tampa, FL), et. al.:

Please.

Stop.

I struggle with lust. Your sermon series, your advertisements, and your twisting (if not neglect) of Scripture are causing me to stumble. I know I speak not only for myself, but for the thousands of other men like me. Please stop the sexually suggestive imagery, the encouragement to have sex, while men (young and old alike) struggle with lust, pornography, masturbation, and any other slew of sexual sin. Preach to me and all the other men the Gospel. Let us know of the hope in the Cross. Give us weaponry to fight this war. Give us a high view of God and a low view of man like the Bible does. Though we look strong, read our Bibles daily, study Scripture, and work hard to be men of God we still struggle with our sin nature. When we see the things you put out it sparks the flame if not wakes the dragon. Please stop. We want purity. Some of us have given up certain kinds of movies or television to not put anything suggestive in our heads. We run to the church as a reprieve from the world, not to have the world slap us in the face.  If you will not listen to this plea. Please listen to Scripture. It is recorded what Jesus said:

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin….”
Luke 17:1-2(ESV)

You see, I do not fear for myself alone, but for you as well! You who are sexy church pastors must understand that you are under-shepherds of the Good Shepherd. Do you know what you are doing to us?

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.”
Jeremiah 23:1-4(ESV)

Please, for your sake and for ours. Stop. We love our local church and love you. Stop. Most of all, we love The Lord! And if you will not stop for our sake, or for your sake, then stop for His sake. Stop.

And I will surely hide my face in that day because of all the evil that they have done, because they have turned to other gods.
Deuteronomy 31:18 (ESV)

Stop.

Please.

Sojurner in this land;
Berry

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