Friday, October 16, 2015

Explicit Tattoos In Church

Russell Moore recently pondered a childhood episode when he saw an unsavory fellow in the pew in front of him with an x-rated tattoo on his arm. This guy was "known" for his hard living. After telling the story of his reaction, and his grandmother's response, he asks a great, thought-provoking question:
"Could the next Billy Graham be drunk right now?"
He goes on to write:
The next Billy Graham might be drunk right now. The next Jonathan Edwards might be the man driving in front of you with the Darwin Fish bumper decal. The next Charles Wesley might currently be a misogynistic, profanity-spewing hip-hop artist. The next Charles Spurgeon might be managing an abortion clinic today. ...
I encourage you to read the whole thing. It's great application of Jesus' words in Luke 5:32:
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

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