Don't Do As I Do   Do As I Say




I am sure you have heard that saying or variations of


it before.



But did you ever think that you would see it from someone


who wrote the Bible?







Could you conceive that the Apostle Paul who was one of


the great Biblical authors would suggest such a thing?



Paul admitted in scripture that he deceived people. He lied to



people in order to gain their trust.



2 Corinthians 12:16 

But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless,


being crafty, I caught you with guile.


Guile means to be devious, deceitful. In other words, he lied.


But after all, he was an Apostle. He may have had to be a

 little dishonest in order to get people into the light.


That could be understandable.


But Paul had some deep personal problems that really places


 his tendency to lie at attention.




 Romans 7:15

For that which I do, I  do not allow others to do: for


 what I would allow them to do, that I do not; but


 what I hate, that I do.


Romans 7:19

For the good that I would do, I do not: but the evil


 which I would not do, that I do.


Romans 7:20

Now if I do what I would not do, it is no more I that do it, but


 sin that dwells in me.


So what do we say, the devil made me do it?





I have people write me and say, the Apostle Paul says that


 being gay is wrong. It is a sin.


Romans 1:27

 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the


 woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with


 men working that which is unseemly,


I would say that Paul makes it pretty clear that being gay is





But let's think about this guy.  Look what he says.


1 Corinthians 7:1

Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me:


It is  good for a man not to touch a woman


1 Corinthians 7:8

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for

 them if they live like me.

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to

 marry than to burn.

So Paul writes in the Bible that a man should not touch a

 woman and that the only reason one should get married is

 for sex.


 But he also says that people should live like him. 


Here is the Apostle, who wrote the Bible. Saying that being

 gay is wrong, but that a man should not touch a woman, and

 that people should live like him.


Let's consider this again

He admitted that he does not tell the truth, and as far as

 living like him is concerned, he said this.

Romans 7:15

For that which I do I  do not allow others to do: for

 what I would allow them to do, that I do not; but

 what I hate, that I do.


 Do you see what he said?

What I tell others not to do, is what I do.

And the things I tell them to do, I do not do.


And what was it that he was doing?

Romans 7:23  But I see another law in my body,

 warring against the law of my mind, and bringing

 me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my



Something is warring in his body making him sin.

What could it be?

He said he did not touch women, so who did he touch?

But really, whether Paul was Gay is not the problem.

The problem is that he was an admitted liar and he wrote in the Bible.


 And so I would ask those who use this man and his

 statements to put guilt on others, and then send these

 statements to me, please don't.


He is obviously one of those preachers who screams and

 points fingers at everyone else, and then after the service

 sneaks off to have a fling. 

To do the things that he just got done telling everybody else

 not to do.




My point is that people in positions of highly respected



 religious authority place  others whom they speak to, under



 great burdens of stress, and guilt, that often lead to mental



 disruption, and  even suicide.



And yet they themselves are taking part in the very acts that



 their words inflict  condemnation on others.




Consider Ted Haggard who pastored one of the largest mega



 churches in the country, and led anti gay crusades while



 sneaking off to take part  in gay relationships himself.







Jimmy Swaggert who screamed about peoples



 immorality and then off  he went to Lu Lu's motel to lay with



a prostitute.






These people cause great mental hurt to others while they



 themselves do the things they scream against.






Their words are simply to maintain their position of authority



for their own personal gain.




The Apostle Paul placed people under deep religious guilt



concerning his comments on homosexuality, and yet the



scriptures give every indication that he himself was gay.




And if he was gay, that's fine. No problem.



But his words deeply hurt others.






As Jesus said, take the log out of your own eye before



you target the splinter in someone else's.








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