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Ken from the Old South isn't going to rise again...
Far from my imagination getting the best of me, the Ordinance of Secession is a very real document and explains why the rebels, in their own words, seceded from the United States. Whether they even had a right to is up for debate. However, they clearly did it to save the institution of slavery. Not having qouted Scripture, I am confused by your rant on interpretation.
Slave owners are condemned, hate to burst your bubble. Not to mention God's teachings on loving your neighbor. There was nothing Godly about slavery in America or the Rebels who tried to preserve it!
If you want to romanticize over the side which lost by God's sovereign decree, that's your prerogative!
Go read the Confederate Ordinance of Secession.
SC stated, "A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery." Them boys didn't much appreciate ol Abe! They drew a line across America and said this is now ours for the cause of slavery!
The rebels confiscated land that once belonged to the United States of America and proclaimed it the Confederate States. America went to war to retrieve her land and put an end to slavery. It doesn't matter when the slave trade ended if there were still slaves being bought and sold. What's yoir point?
Slavery and all that went along with it was more in line with Satan than with the Lord.
You are whitewashing it a bit. The important way of life which you speak of is slavery and they were willing to confiscate a large portion of the United States and kill Americans to protect the slave trade.
The leader of a carnal "Christian" band is a atheist, you don't say? This seems to happen every couple of years and shouldn't be much of a surprise considering how worldly the music is to begin with and how it's for the enjoyment of people, rather than God. Sure He gets lip service, but in the end it is for man's pleasure.
Unfortunately, Ravi did keep doing what he wanted. Not enough people in his church body cared enough to provide any meaningful church discipline. Also, Ravi Zacharias Ministries belonged to Ravi Zacharias so it was kind of hard to do anything to him there. I'm just saying, if my pastor had done that and was so untouchable as to not answer questions about his shortcomings forthrightly, and the deacons were just yes men, then I would have to find another church body.
What you call self-righteous hypocrisy, I call biblical standards. It's not anything I have made up, but I think a pastor should be above reproach. Especially if they counsel people who they are sexually attracted too. I don't know why so many pastors fail morally and people brush it under the rug like nothing ever happened or if someone questions what happened, they become the immoral ones.
What I can prove to you is that he payed off a woman that was accusing him of an inappropriate relationship with her. There was some other reports at the time that had the same email snippets, so I tend to believe them. When asked to go into detail he would hide behind the whole I can't because of legalities stuff. I would have liked to see him step down and take time to straighten his life out and get right with God or even retire. It seems like he enjoyed the money more.
I didn't have to witness it. I am a hometown boy that passes his church all of the time. Even had him at my church as a guest speaker and heard about it in the local news and read Ravi's own testimony of the facts.