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Offline Devonboy

Bill Hybels
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:49:38 PM »
Would you use the DVD Bible Study by Bill Hybels due to his departure from Willow Creek Church because of Sexual Misconduct.
The content of the course looks really useful for a home group and how they should live the right way.

Thoughts would be appreciated.



Offline Deborah

Re: Bill Hybels
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 02:21:16 PM »
Sorry, I've only just noticed this.

The question underlying this is:
Does serious sin in a church leader invalidate everything that they've ever done?

This is something on which people may disagree. Does it mean that he is untrustworthy in all his teaching on every subject? I would think not. Perhaps we would think twice before listening to his teaching in sexual ethics (if he has written anything on that subject - I don't know) But even then, it could be good teaching...

There is a problem with rejecting someone's whole career if they trip up towards the end - we may well be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. That really would be a double triumph for the Tempter! And who is perfect? Not many of us...
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Bill Hybels
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 01:22:41 AM »



I am reminded of two people here [both under spiritual attack]

King Saul and King David - [ but remember that they are called to kingship - whether sonship is referred too [born again] , is another argument..

However King David is seen as a child of the Lord and a man after God's own heart [even though he used his armies to murder a man and then slept with the man's wife]

Even in his last days David slept "with another" to comfort him [as a carer]



I once gave an example - of "my immorality"

By saying "I still worship other god's " and in the same way "As Israel came out of egypt - they still carried the old life with them"

In the same way "although now a Christian" I brought and bring things along with me [sins]

It is a paradox...


ask if I was ever God ... and you would say "no"

@Devonboy


I would ask however - why God dealt with David  differently to Saul...  [I cannot answer]...


Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Bill Hybels
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 04:01:38 AM »

I am reminded of two people here [both under spiritual attack]

King Saul and King David - [ but remember that they are called to kingship - whether sonship is referred too [born again] , is another argument..

However King David is seen as a child of the Lord and a man after God's own heart [even though he used his armies to murder a man and then slept with the man's wife]

Even in his last days David slept "with another" to comfort him [as a carer]



I once gave an example - of "my immorality"

By saying "I still worship other god's " and in the same way "As Israel came out of egypt - they still carried the old life with them"

The person answered "You are talking about spiritual  immorality [as if it was somehow "different"]

In the same way "although now a Christian" I brought and bring things along with me - on the journey ...

As there are always "rooms" that we  have never let God into..



Anyway cut this post short due to lack oftime..

But two people - Saul and David...


Offline davetaff

Re: Bill Hybels
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 11:45:54 AM »
Hi Devonboy
The only advice I can give is check out everything on the DVD and what he has to say against the scriptures if they differ you can reject them.
As TJ has pointed out God has used all sorts of people to further his work look at St Paul he approved of the murder of Stephen and of course there is always forgiveness.
Love and Peace
Dave