Groundhog Day for the Church

Martin Luther’s frustration with church leaders’ corruption is Christianity’s groundhog day. Take Eli’s sons in 1 Samuel for example: Here are 2 sons entitled to priesthood by lineage who were known thieves of the Lord’s sacrifices and used their positions of power for selfish means. Eli calls them out, but they refuse to change and there are consequences. In the Gospels, Jesus consistently calls out religious officials for their corruption and abuse of power. They refuse to change and consequences follow. Nowadays, the church still struggles with instances of corruption and abuse by entrusted leaders and consequences continue. Leaders should produce good fruit, not sit around eating it. #Church Smithsonian Magazine

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