A Thought Provoking Post from Francis Chan on Purity

I Would Rather Die – Francis Chan

From the post:

I live each day with severe caution. I rarely counsel women, and never alone. I won’t go anywhere with a woman alone. In 23 years, I have never even been in a car alone with another woman (aside from relatives). It has felt silly at times to inconveniently tell women they had to drive separately even though we are going to the same location, but I believe it’s been worth it. My wife has access to all of my email accounts, phone records, and I don’t have a Facebook profile. There are no secrets between us.


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6 thoughts on “A Thought Provoking Post from Francis Chan on Purity
    1. Yes, it is. Chan is following the lead of Billy Graham and his co-laborers. They agreed early on:

      [2. Sexual Immorality]

      The second item on the list was the danger of sexual immorality. We all knew of evangelists who had fallen into immorality while separated from their families by travel. We pledged among ourselves to avoid any situation that would have even the appearance of compromise or suspicion. From that day on, I did not travel, meet or eat alone with a woman other than my wife. We determined that the Apostle Paul’s mandate to the young pastor Timothy would be ours as well: “Flee . . . youthful lusts” (2 Timothy 1:22, KJV).

      It is such a shame when a race that starts so well is brought down by such avoidable temptation.

  1. I have seen Francis Chan display transparency, and accountability, and obedience in ways that are at the same time most admirable, and most uncomfortable. These are hard teachings.

    1. These are hard teachings.

      Reminded me of when Jesus tells the disciples about He being the bread and wine and how they were greayly challenged by it. Seems like most left after that point. But Peter’s reaction sums it up well – You have the words of eternal life. Where else would we go?

      I don’t always agree with Chan but he certainly lays it out there.

      1. Exactly the reference I had in mind… “seems like most left after that point.”

        As much as all of us want to emulate Jesus, I did not want to appear to be making any comparisons.

        And I’m not so sure that everyone at Cornerstone did agree with him, but in Francis’ defense, he is greatly missed but at the same time fully supported in his quest to multiply the home church body.

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