Jerry Sandusky’s Pastor Says Morality Must Be Strengthened At This Time
We can appreciate the words coming from Jerry Sandusky’s pastor, Ed Zeiders, senior pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in State College, Pennsylvania. He wants us as Christians to be strong and deal with our morality.
We can agree because the truth is: we all have to face Jesus one day and our misdeeds and hidden innuendos are already shown in the light to Him. He knows all and sees all. In fact, he knew all of this would happen at this time. As horrible as the crimes are that Jerry Sandusky has been charged with, we do really pray for his soul. That is the most important part of why all of this came to light. God wants him to deal with his reality, repent and do His work, even in prison.
Take a look at Jerry Sandusky’s pastor and the words he offered his congregation and anyone who can take from it:
“In light of the misery, sorrow and suffering we see, affecting every aspect of our life, within us, in the midst of us, and around us – what are we to do..”
“The world needs an answer, our community deserves an answer, and we need to answer together what is the most efficacious way to move forward from here…”
He refers to the conviction of Jerry Sandusky:
“…in the midst of the raging storms around us,” the church has been called to be a witness of Christ, he said. “If ever a local congregation has been given a moment to … reveal what it means to be Christian, this is that congregation in this moment in history.”
“…If we are to claim Jesus as savior, we must, without fail, come face-to-face with our own morality.” And that morality, he said, isn’t just a personal affair. “We have seen the evidence of what that means, again and again, and we are feeling the pain of such a thing today,” he said. “This is a turning point when evidence is everywhere that our leaders have failed…”
“Sure, the darkness is deep and the waves are powerful, but this is the time to engage the world, not run from it,” he said from the pulpit. “This is the day of our saving. God always speaks the loudest when the waves are the highest. Peace! Be still!”