What happened to rcsprouljr.com?
I wondered about that too. Then I found out he'd been arrested for drunk driving. So tragic. Worst part is his kids were in the car with him and he was twice over the legal limit. When the cop pulled him out of the car he couldn't even stand up on his own. He could have easily killed everyone. I think he took down his web site, Facebook page, Twitter, etc. out of embarrassment. I'm guessing he just forgot to take this blog down too. I hope he gets some help.
God wants us to pray for one another during our weakness. He is just a man. We have not walked in this man's shoes...God bless him and his family.
Berta, yes we should all pray for him. But scripture doesn't teach that 'he is just a man.' He's not a brick layer, or a plumber, or an insurance salesman, or an electrician (like me). In the eyes of the Lord he's been far more than that. He's spent half his life as a pastor, bible teacher, and the head of an important dept at a bible college. He's made himself an important Christian leader (celebrity?) and a role model. He's also been very outspoken, even judgmental, about other pastors and bible teachers who've fallen into sin or strayed from teaching the true gospel of Jesus. Many have admired him for calling sin "sin," myself included. Shouldn't he be judged by the same standard that he's judged so many others, especially when that standard has been a biblical one? Pastors and bible teachers are held to a *higher* standard, not the standard that just any average church member is held to. "Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly." James 3:1.
R.C. I really admired you and your teaching. Now it's hard to know what to think. I was so disappointed to hear about your arrest and felony conviction. Drunk driving with kids in the car? Incredible. Even the most wicked unbelievers know better than that. Then there's that Ashley Madison thing. So shameful. You've given unbelievers cause to mock the name of the Lord. It's just too much. Our precious Lord doesn't deserve any more of your scandals. I care for you and I'm praying for you. May God deliver you from your licentious ways. May He save your lost soul. But I have to care even more about the Lord's name and his church, so may God give you the good sense to not ever go back into ministry. Being a good teacher isn't enough. You have to be a good example too, and that you've apparently never been. Your example has been awful. Use your talents in the secular world instead where you can live like you want without giving cause for unbelievers to blaspheme the name of the Lord. Jan
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