se ven las caras pero nunca el corazón
I think you may be misinterpreting vitrol for shock and confusion, at least where I'm concerned. I'm gonna leave this thread after I post this and go back into lurking but I will say this. As Christians we're to call people to Christ. Screaming hell fire and damnation at every little correctable thing that comes along with spiritual maturity isn't going to compel most people to Jesus and can drive many away unless he opens their hearts. Which is of course the point.
I hope that everyone sitting in judgment of this couple can look inside themselves and locate a trait or behavior that others may view as not Christ like or could be corrected. If you can't find one then it's pride so look harder. I'm sure you will find something God should be working on within you, as he is working in me.
There needs to be a little more critical thinking and reading in this thread and less emotionalism. I'm catholic, ma'am. We don't scream hell-fire and damnation and I have not done such. I question the validity of their "ministry" and wonder if it isn't false preaching. Where is the vitriol? Sitting in judgment means condemnation, which you mentioned about screaming hell-fire and damnation and which Jesus opposes - that has not occurred here. I am no one to doubt whether these people love Christ. It's obvious they do love Him. There's also something else obvious...that of immodest dress.
Anyone could be loving and kind...I know some...but be a "false teacher..." I know some of those. They mean well. Their message is antithetical to the gospel and yet, they are loving and kind individuals who desire to help others. I don't believe the Franklins are entirely antithetical but I do have to wonder about their proclaimed "expertise" when celibacy/purity is the standard prescribed by scripture. It's been the standard from before Moses. And far too often, people who just found their truths are running to claim expertise months in. They are 3 years in. Their calling is not mine...but if we cannot question WHY, then that is nothing I'm interested in following. Being able to question is a basic religious right, or should be.
As far as traits...I have traits that are not Christ-like and it's open record here (colourful language at times) so there's no hiding. The issue is, still, a minister's wife put on sexual display for the lustful eyes of other men and I still ask, validly, are they ready for ministry when they either evade the question or respond angrily or flippantly such as, "we're all different...she can wear whatever...?" Just as I wouldn't expect a nun to don a tight/or mini skirt and low-cut cleavage and stripper heels, I wouldn't expect a minister's wife to do so either. We are certain to abide by the decorum and etiquette of the establishments of our work places but we can develop amnesia when it comes to the most important work we'll ever do in this life. And just to note, I believe the lady's question was correct - not necessarily the delivery - although, when darkness comes to light, it's rarely done in a opportune time according to the offender.