“War Room” actor and evangelist Priscilla Shirer is warning believers against putting people on pedestals in light of a number of high-profile Christian leaders who have renounced or expressed doubts about their faith.
“When they fall, the fall is hard and rough on everybody,” Shirer said in an interview with Faithwire. “No one is perfect except our Lord and we’ve got to take the burden off of people’s shoulders to be what only Jesus can be for us and only what the Holy Spirit can be for us.”
Prominent Christian figures like Marty Sampson, who for years wrote songs for and toured with the popular music group Hillsong United and other Christian bands, recently announced on social media that he was losing his faith. He later clarified that he had not renounced his faith entirely but noted that it was on shaky ground. He deleted much of his original Instagram posts.
Shirer, who stars in the upcoming movie “Overcomer,” which hits theaters on Friday, said the Bible warns believers “that days will come when even our leaders will fall away, and I think we’re seeing the inklings of those times even now.”
She argued that Christians need to focus on passing their faith traditions to their children and grandchildren and avoid “watering down the Gospel and the name of Jesus Christ.”
“My boldness in faith today will make an incredible difference to the reality that [my children and grandchildren] will live in tomorrow,” she said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair