This seemed important enough to cross post from one of my other sites. I am in mourning and stand ready to collective repent with my brothers and sisters. Please pray for us.

Power of the Holy Spirit

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I have been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. The big and revolting news of the day is the report about the Executive Committe of the Southern Baptist Convention and sexual abuse. It is horrific. There are no words to describe how bad it is.

The first order of business is one of repentance. As a denomination, we voted and installed our leaders. I will leave it at that for now.

God’s word is clear: “Sexual immorality and all impurity and covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints” (Ephesians 5:3). Sexual abuse by pastors or other Christian leaders is an especially appalling betrayal of their biblical calling, for “they are keeping watch over your souls” (Hebrews 13:17) and “must be above reproach” (1 Timothy 3:2). As a result, when leaders “persist in sin,” the church is to “rebuke…

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