Alcoholism amongst professing Christians & local churches, and when our sanctuaries are no longer safe
Though our more orthodox, full confessional reformed churches are in better health than most. It is important that we first judge ourselves, from the inside out. We must begin judging ourselves as individuals, as well as own churches, or denominations, and so forth. Lest we have a log in our own eye.
This teaching is on Ephesians 5:18.
“Consider the tyranny of it. This inordinate lusting, it doth never rest satisfied; serve it once, it will call again and again; and if it be not followed to the end, resteth as much displeased as if it had at the first been denied, yea, it giveth no rest to the thought; but when the mind would be sequestered for other purpose, then will these matters be running in it, a bondage worse than the Egyptian… When the cup is in thy hand, fear lest the wrath of God go with it, as it is said, ‘while the meat was in their mouths, the wrath of God came upon them.” – Paul Baynes the “Radical Puritan.”