Torture and Christ Following – Evangelicals Suffering

We always enjoyed a good game of football on our block. There were not many of us but Mike was older and he made a great “all time” quarterback for the games we younger fellows played. Occasionally Mike would think it cool to “torture” us. Sure, we may have annoyed him immensely. He would pin us down in the front yard and with his knuckle tap quickly either on our foreheads or breastbone. We laughed at first. Then it hurt. Hurt like nothing else. Bully? Most would say so. I could not think of doing that to another person today – and only recall such tactics employed on younger brothers on very few occasion. After all, “Mom” was in their corner in those matters.

My friend Brian pointed to this article on a recent survey of “Southern While Evangelicals” and the woeful numbers who fail to consider the Scriptures when thinking about the issue of torture and other political matters. What do you think?

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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