Friends, say this, “I am a living stone” and “I am a priest”
Turn to your neighbor and say, “you are my priest.”
Congratulations pastor, you just had a sexual predator, who is not one of God’s elect say he is a living stone and declare he is someone’s priest. There’s also a thief, a liar, and a mother who beat her child just before service. Even some out there are nice in our eyes, but are still sinners and have just said they are someone else’s priest. Now, if that sexual predator has become regenerated and has turned from his wicked ways and is saved, that’s a different story. However, making a mixed congregation repeat after you can be dangerous. There may be a delusional person out there who now believes they are something they are not. Scary.