Here’s another one of Murphy’s Laws of Combat applied to Christian life.
The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
All I need to do is think of the ongoing furor in the blogosphere about pastors like R.C. Sproul, Jr., Mark Driscoll, Doug Wilson, or Doug Phillips to see how this one applies. The majority of opposition to these men and their ministries is from other Christians. It’s as if we have forgotten that the enemy is over there and that we’re supposed to be fighting them, not each other.
And, honestly, I don’t want to hear about “keeping these men accountable” or “rebuking in love”. That’s…well, that’s nonsense. Rebukes come from friends, and these bloggers are acting like these men are the enemy. Point the weapons at the real bad guys!
Or, as another one of Murphy’s Laws states: