Albert Mohler was right??
Dr. Al Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I rarely agree with his views because he appears to me to be more politcial than theological. However, I read his blog because he makes me think. Recently he commented on The Rove/Wilson/Plame controversy. His story is called What's Missing in the Karl Rove-Joseph Wilson Affair? The Church. Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, has accused White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove of leaking word that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame. The ironic thing about this whole affair is that the Rove's and Wilson's attend the same church! 1 Corinthians 6:1-6 says "When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud--even your own brothers!" I agree with Mohler that it is hard to take the politics out of this because Wilson has criticized President Bush. But these men go to the same church! They should be showing the love of Christ to the world not hatred. Why would anyone who is not a follower of Jesus want this kind of "Christianity?" A few years ago my parents sold a refridgerator to a "Christian" friend. The former friends didn't pay my parents. My dad just let it go because of this scripture. When I lived in Cherokee County, GA I met a lawyer named Curtis who was no longer practicing regular law. He was a "Christian" Mediator. What he does is mediate between believers. If a "Christian" couple was considering divorce, they would agree not to retain lawyers and allow him to mediate their grievances. COOL! If there was a dispute between believers or churches, he would mediate based on the Bible! What an awesome concept! I believe we need more of this in our society. We as the church need to act like the church not vengful suing Americans!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 11/14/2005 12:32:00 PM