Friday, July 11, 2008

How One Church Is Confronting the Danger of Moral Failure

I read an article this morning in BPNews.net titled, Ky. church confronts danger of moral failure and wanted to let you see the letter that Pastor Todd Brady sent to his church family. I am grateful for his leadership and example for the rest of us ...

Dear Church Family:

Churches should trust their leaders. Church leaders should live and provide leadership which is worthy of such trust.

Shivers went down my spine when I read of the minister in Plano, Texas, who was arrested recently in a sex sting after having solicited a minor online and after having driven three hours to meet with what he thought was a 13 year-old girl.

This incident is yet another contribution to the loss of trust and confidence in our society’s church authorities.

Eleven years of ministry with students on a college campus cause me to be acutely aware of the dangers of sexual temptation—particularly internet pornography.

In light of this latest story from Texas, I am thrilled that the pastoral leadership and staff of our church have spoken humbly, and yet definitively, concerning sexual temptation and accountability. It is my desire that you know of our earnestness as we seek to be faithful to God and accountable to one another with our lives and our ministries.

Thank you for your prayers for us. We love you, and it is our joy to issue the enclosed statement – for the good of First Baptist Church and beyond, and for the glory of our great God.

1 Corinthians 4:2,

Sincerely in Christ,

Todd Brady. Pastor
First Baptist Church of Paducah

You may download the resolution they adopted here ...

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