R&I – FS
I would like to begin with a bible verse.
Matthew 7: 16-20
16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
With that verse out of the way, I would like to say that no, it is not surprising that Ravi loved sex with as many women as possible. It is not surprising that he lived off of believers and lived in a way he informed believers not to live and condemned to hell others who did not believe what he did. As pious as believers thought he was, it would be no less surprising that Peter and Paul and Jesus all lived in the same manner.
Here are my questions:
Why is Jesus really so wrong about this all the time?
Why couldn’t we perceive how bad Ravi was until after his death?
Deeper question yet is at what point did Ravi stop believing in Jesus and why didn’t he tell his followers?
If you believed eternal damnation existed, why would you risk it with sex with hundreds of women?
If we can not tell people by their fruits, then Jesus is wrong, and if Jesus is wrong why believe in him as God?
You simply can not trust or love everyone as you will not and can not know them even if their public persona seems pious. Love your enemy? I think not. You can barely trust your preachers.