Church leaders need to speak up about sin

March 19, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated March 18, 2014 at 10:19 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I address those who stand behind the pulpits across this great country.

It is a privilege to be born here, but freedom comes at a cost. We see how our soldiers strive to protect it, even sacrificing life and limb. It is a sacred trust from God to man to keep what He has blessed us with.

I have had the opportunity and assignment to visit numerous places of worship and have found most in wanting. The cross of Christ has disappeared from altars. The gospel of Jesus Christ is watered down to nothing but compromise. Sin abounds everywhere, even in the church.

The modern church is in a comfort zone. All seems well. Attendance is satisfactory. But you lack one thing. Your love for the Lord is gone, and it is so visible. In these times of turmoil and darkness, the church should shine as a beacon of light. It should be warning the people of the pitfalls of the world and preparing its people for the next great move of God.

What's up, pastors? We have had so many types of people coming out of their "closets," but it seems the church has gone to hide in the basement.

There is a sickness in this country, and it's called sin. It is up to the pastors in the pulpits to root it out. Where are the Davids? The war of good and evil rages on, and as in the days of Noah, man has become exceedingly evil.

Preachers, preach the whole Bible. Leave nothing out. No tax-exempt status is worth a failing grade from the God of this universe. Jesus Christ walks across the heavens, and His angels are recording every jot and tittle of activity in your church today. He is getting ready to judge this world of its iniquity and you for your obedience. What will be your defense?

Virginia Carbajal, Hallettsville



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