Maury Davis, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Nashville suggests that all Christians-whether living in a glass house or are following John 8:7, need to start emptying the stones from their pockets.
Never has this been more applicable than for those with a visible past, something Pastor Maury Davis knows quite well.
was a convicted murderer, and even after 40 years, including an 8 1/2-year prison sentence and decades of demonstrated reform, his
outspoken sermons of biblical truth continue to draw controversy and criticism.
Prior to the Supreme Court decision, his
comments and stance on homosexuality garnered negative attention from the liberal community.
Now, as homosexuality has become a national hot topic, he's
been accused on social media of "hating gays" and being intolerant to the degree of fearing that he
will one day be penalized for refusing to perform a gay marriage.
Standing on his
platform in front of his
church family, he
sets the record straight.
Davis acknowledges those in the congregation who are gay, publicly declaring his love for them and that he is their pastor despite the fact that he disagrees with their lifestyle.
compares it to the love he
has for every overweight person under his
identifies all sin in his
congregation, not just the trendy ones.
may joke about opposite electrical plugs but these lighthearted anecdotes are accompanied by the truth.
says a homosexual lifestyle is not acceptable to God, and that's not judgement-but truth and he
speaks that truth through love.
says, "Christians need to be convicted enough about the authority of the Word to not compromise based on some need for self-preservation or wrong concept of what 'love' really is.
God is love, and yet He
will Himself separate those who enter into the kingdom from those who are sent to hell.
Love is not an emotion or a feeling.
It is an act based on righteousness."
Even with his
public sin behind him, Davis
stands firm in love and truth in the hopes that people will come to know the God that changed his
says, "Forget judgment.