The Church’s Weinstein Moment: Nailing Some Theses for Assault to the door of the Church

The Church’s Weinstein Moment: Nailing Some Theses for Assault to the door of the Church

“Silence can be a sickness that grows like a cancer in your soul.
And it is well past time for the church to face it:
Culture is having its Weinstein, cleaning house moment — and if the church chooses to be a safe house for predators instead of victims, God Himself will bring down every abusive house of cards.
As long as the church sees sexual abuse as only personal sin and not also as a prosecutable crime, the church will never be seen as the house of a just God.
And silence is not spiritual because it’s speaking the Truth that sets us all free.
Silence is not spiritual because when evil is brought into the light the rampant cancer of it withers.
Silence is not spiritual because our God is The True Word and His people are called to speak true words.
Because when the church deals with criminal allegations internally (or ignores the whole issue)— what happens is that the church can become internally sick.
Love covers over a multitude of sins, but cancerous secrecy should never cover over crimes.
Abuse won’t change in the church until the church accepts: Eternal grace does not negate consequences this side of eternity.
And Christ proves it: Grace never negates consequences. Forgiveness still requires justice.”

Praying for Jesus to take all the shards & make a mosaic of grace…

[ excerpted from the new post: “The Church’s Weinstein Moment: Nailing Some Theses for Assault to the door of the Church” –> http://bit.ly/NailingSomeThesesForAssaultToTheDoorOfTheChurch ]
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I added the (or ignores the whole issue), as I believe, with rare exceptions, that the church prefers to keep its head in the sand on this issue.  Such a position denies the Malignant Epidemic that is being uncovered in the greater culture.  Do we really believe it only occurs ‘out there?’

 

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