” There is not one instance of true faith in the bible that came without first a full understanding and horrible dread of the awful judgment of God.”
Lately there has been a lot of chatter on the blogosphere. Through the efforts of some in the church, abusers, child molesters, predators and other wolves have finally begun to be exposed for what they are. I thank God daily that my prayers are being answered and the wolves among us are finally being exposed for who they are.
However, there is also a dark note to all of this. With all of the exposure, the old way of viewing things still rears its head. I have lost track of how many times we have been chided and admonished to “remember mercy”, as if it operates differently than justice. An abuser cries the right tears, says the right things, and blame is then placed on the victim and the church for not forgiving. “David sinned”, is the repeating cry.
Bare sentiment gives no comfort. Lack of sentiment is even worse…
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