In the study I’ve done lately about friendships, the Bible has repeatedly warned about friendships with the world.
The tragic news about the Governor of South Carolina serves as warning to those who flaunt the Bible’s warnings. Even if your friend is not of the opposite sex, the world cannot help but try to pull believers deeper into sin.
Governor Sanford who claims to be a Christian has shown that friendship with the world is dangerous. The things that he has been quoted as saying prove the point very clearly.
He quotes 1 Corinthians 13 in emails to his mistress. He says his mistress loves him like his mother did “unconditional love.”
Governor Sanford has a friend counseling him who has very wise words for all who will listen.
Culbertson told the AP he believes that “everybody’s vulnerable, and there are no boundaries on darkness.” He does not dine alone with other women and keeps his office door open when he has a female visitor.
He says he has counseled many men “who have fallen in the position that Mark’s in.”
“Everybody starts with the same exact story: ‘We got to be friends. We started talking. I didn’t mean for anything to happen,‘” he says. “That’s exactly where a sin begins.”
Did you notice that ‘We got to be friends. We started talking. I didn’t mean for anything to happen,'” he says. “That’s exactly where a sin begins.”
This applies to much more than affairs, it applies to all our relationships. It is real easy to be friends with the world and soon cross lines that you never would have thought possible.