“Just like Israel in the Old Testament, we demand a king over us, and all the better if it is a king who is handsome and golden-tongued. And once we have that king, we refuse to believe he may be capable of the abuses we’ve already seen and been warned about so many times before.”
(Russell Meek) Americans love celebrities. And Christian Americans love Christian celebrities. After all, it’s nice to have someone we can point to and say, “See, Christianity is cool.”
Unlike in broader American culture, though, which makes no bones about “canceling” people when allegations of sexual abuse arise (such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey), American Christian culture balks forcefully when allegations come out against our “heroes.” Ravi Zacharias is only the most recent of a long line of evangelical leaders to face allegations of abuse and to be defended to the teeth by Christians.
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CRN has a list of professing Christians to mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18). Scroll down to WARNING