To the editor:
This is in response the to column written by the Rev. Darrell Cummings that appeared in the Nov. 16 edition ("With passage of time, our youth become leaders.")
This is my point as a street preacher - we call things what they are.
The problem in America's churches are the pastors who are too cowardly to call out these sinners who probably will go to hell if they don't repent. The lord Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, go and sin no more - well, as Cummings is implying, she could have gone off off to be a waitress or a model , but this is the real question - are you repentant of your former sinful life? The Bible speaks of godly sorrow in 2 Corinthians 7:9-10. Today's preachers are too afraid of losing their place in society or their fancy car to tell those in their charge if they do not repent of their evil ways, such as drug dealing, sexual sins or being dishonest toward others, you'll not go to heaven.
Our lord spoke of ministers who said peace, or your OK, and they told the worker of sin, I don't know you. So, I challenge Cummings to grow more bold in the Lord, call out for conviction and real power and be filled with the holy spirit's fire. But, alas, we will continue to see such postings of luke warm men of god who lack conviction and courage and who follow man's traditions of church worship instead of God, who gave it all to them.
As a PS, I guess the reverend forgot to read those who are cursed in the Bible , such as those who hold a cup to the lips of their brothers and sell booze. In closing, may God have mercy and, please, father, help our leaders today to have more passion for you than for what any human thinks of them, in Jesus's name, amen.