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The Christian Post asks, “Jerry Sandusky: Is He a Christian?”


On more then one occasion the past year I’ve wondered who in the world is now operating the Christian Post. Maybe they have a new staff of writers or “something”…because more and more of their articles are becoming down-right strange. 

Case in point:

Jerry Sandusky: Is He a Christian?

I agree with one of the people who commented,

This question reveals the state of the soul who asked it

 

6 comments on “The Christian Post asks, “Jerry Sandusky: Is He a Christian?”

  1. Is he a Christian? Probably not, however Christ’s offer extends to him.

  2. The *problem* in this case is that Mr Sandusky IS a church goer. This is all too often the case with those who commit horrendous crimes. Does this mean that the Gospel of Christ is powerless to deliver the believer from these sorts of sins? Or can the believer simply live for the flesh and count on the grace of God to blot out every sin? Or do the fruits of one’s life tell more about their standing with God than the testimony of their tongue. There are certainly a *lot* of people these days who curse the name of God, at least in part because of the sorts of things they see “God’s people” engaging in. Those of us in the church may feel at liberty to ignore these questions and simply attempt to wash them away with “grace”, but those outside will no be as gracious. Paul the Apostle militantly and publicly denounced such sins as he addressed the apostolic churches. The church today is strangely silent in comparison.

    It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 1Cor5.1-5

    The above is just one example. Other scriptures indicate that we are not to even speak to one who claims to be a believer and is in bondage to sin. Not many practice that these days. They rather rail against the sins of UNBELIEVERS and accommodate the sins of “believers”. There is something *very* unbiblical going on here and I *think* it exposes an underlying doctrinal problem in much of the protestant church, not to mention, of course, the Roman church.

    • There are certainly a *lot* of people these days who curse the name of God, at least in part because of the sorts of things they see “God’s people” engaging in.

      You’re right George..sadly.

      And Rick is correct, grace and forgiveness is there for this man or anyone else who turns to Christ in true repentance.

      Or do the fruits of one’s life tell more about their standing with God than the testimony of their tongue.

      Amen. It was for this reason i questioned the article itself at the Christian Post. We all…even those who love and strive to follow Jesus faithfully, can exhibit bad fruit on occasion. We’ve not reached perfection yet! But when one who has professed Christianity for many years & at the same time and has continued to knowingly sin (in this instance, perpetrating deplorable acts on children), the author’s question “Jerry Sandusky: Is He a Christian?”, is ridiculous.

  3. Many years ago, when we were in the “coming out of false doctrine” stage of our lives, my husband said “I’m starting to think that the only real Christians are the born again Christians”. Turns out he was speaking biblical truth. There are many whose religion is “Christian” but have never truly been born again and if one is not born again then they are not a Christian regardless of their label.

    • Amen, Amen Cathy!

      “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” John 3:1-7

  4. I think the outing of Sandusky was God loving him enough to expose his sin and give him the opportunity to repent before God and be saved. As it turns out he is doubling down in denial, and is not repentant at all. Until he repents, there is not much that can be done for him. Sandusky may think he is a Christian, not understanding that a Christian has a repentant heart, and puts away his sin., especially besetting sin like sexual perversion.

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