“Another one bites the dust.” Lyrics from a 30-year-old Queen song express part of my reaction upon hearing another ministry friend has imploded.
My less melodic response is “oh, crap.”
The news came moments before I preached from 1 Timothy 4: “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
This guy had the doctrine thing pretty much figured out, but bailed on life. If only he would turn around. But right now he’s in the death spiral of denial.
I’m powerless to stop his crash…but not mine.