What is the point? The name of the church is very important in the plan of God. And the name of those who are in that church is very important as well! Today, there are thousands of groups comprised of millions of people who are calling themselves the same things as those who are part of that very special group of people. The name "Christian" is not one that should be taken lightly! It is one which was given by the God of creation Himself (Isa. 56:5, 2 Pet. 4:16, Acts 11:26) and therefore should be something to which every person on earth should strive. The problem is... those people who are using the name aren't actually members of the Lord's church! They don't live by the things which were given by God, they don't act in the ways God has prescribed in worship and therefore are committing crimes against the Father and thereby hurting the name and reputation of a group of people who are in fact doing their jobs and living righteous lives, just like Jerry Sandusky did to Gerry Sandusky. But, like Gerry Sandusky said in his interview, "Why would I do that [change his name] to my father" why would we every attempt to go by some other name and thereby disgrace our Father in Heaven? The fact is, Gerry Sandusky is bound and determined to live up the name his father gave him and we should be bound and determined to live up to the name our Father has given us!
How do you do that?
- Read and obey the things which you can find under the "Please Read" link at the top of your page.
- Live a righteous life, staying faithful to the Lord through all the temptations of this life, and make it right is if you make a mistake and stray from His path (1 John 1:6-10).