Pastor Ray writes of how many pounce on Senator Ensign’s confession as proof of the hypocrisy of the pro-family movement. However, he concludes:
“Sin happens. It would be a bigger deal if it didn’t happen. But where sin abounded, grace super-abounded, and that’s why we call the gospel Good News.”
I believe it is when we argue family and moral issues apart from the message of the gospel that we indeed promote the appearance that we are self-righteous and hypocritical in these areas.
We cannot argue for marriage, life, or any other moral issue without making it clear that each and every one of us are sinners before God and in need of a Savior. We must share that it is the message of the gospel that changes our hearts and enables us to live out the righteousness of Christ which has been given to us.
Sure, the sin of Senator Ensign gives believers and conservatives a black eye. However it also gives us an opportunity to present the message of forgiveness of sin through repentance and faith in Christ.
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