In light of many prominent pastors and Christian leaders stepping down, I decided to re-release this article.<p><p>Why do they fall? They fall for the same reason that all Christians fall. Each of us are drawn away by our own evil desires and enticed. When these desires are acted upon, they lead to sin (cf. James 1:14-15). Sin has a life cycle—it either grows or withers depending on whether we feed or starve it. John Owen, the prolific Puritan author wrote, “Be killing sin, or sin will be killing you.”<p>Consider the following ways that sin gains entrance:<p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/Arrangements Photography</em></span></p>
Paige Patterson is still listed on the program as giving the sermon at his denomination’s upcoming annual convention, despite being condemned for expressing views “antithetical to the core values of our faith,” in the words of a member of a seminary board that fired him as president emeritus last week.