This is a copy of an e-mail I received today. Very telling.
Does this look like your [our] Christian “leaders” of today?
EVANSCHULTZICAL – SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO SEE & KNOW NOTHING [AT THE BATTLE FRONT 96]
by Marc on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Brothers and sisters,
This was sent by a Walk Worthy CORE (Council of Reference and EnCOURAGEment) member, our dear brother Buddy Balagia…it’s sad but so true.
[evangelical: 1525–35; < Late Latin evangelicus (< Late
Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1] [Schultz,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogan%27s_Heroes: Oberfeldwebel (Master
Sergeant) Hans Georg Schultz, serial number 23781 (John Banner) is
Klink’s bumbling, highly unmilitary 300-pound Sergeant of the Guard.
Schultz is a basically good-hearted man who, when confronted by
evidence of the prisoners’ covert activities, will simply look the
other way, repeating “I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know
nothing!” (or, more commonly as the series went on, simply “I see
nothing–NOTHING!”) to avoid being blamed for allowing things to have
gotten as far as they already had—which might see him given a
one-way trip to the Eastern Front. This eventually became a
catchphrase of the series.]
- An evangelical, most likely a leader, who, when confronted by obvious heresy, hears nothing, sees nothing and knows nothing.
- A self-professing evangelical, most likely a leader, who does everything to avoid open and forthright acknowledgement of heresy or sinful conduct, especially in regards to both his own involvement and that of his associates or peers.
- An evangelical leader who, when faced with the very blatant heresies or obvious (even public) unchristian conduct of his associates, does not discuss nor address this topic, nor does he confront the perpetrator, but rather flees the scene, hides, obfuscates, ignores, camouflages, denies, rearranges, sidetracks, beats around the bush, diverts, or otherwise avoids acknowledging the evidence.
- A prevaricating evangelical, most likely a leader, who denies his own complicity in noteworthy acts of compromising or selling out the faith.
- An evangelical leader who looks the other way, to avoid being blamed for allowing things to have gotten as far as they have in the degradation of the Gospel message and state of the modern church.
- An evangelical leader who actively or passively seeks to avoid the controversy that can be associated with openly confronting sin, error, heresy, etc. in others, thereby disobeying Scriptures such as 2Tim 4:2, Titus 1:9, 13, 2:15; Jude 1:3.