Over the previous few weeks, many questions have been requested about why skilled establishments like Michigan State College and the US Gymnastic Affiliation would cowl up Larry Nassar’s crimes.
However these occasions power one other painful query to the floor. Why do church buildings additionally do that? Why do Christians cowl up related sin throughout the church? The identical questions will be requested of para-church ministries and establishments, and all of what follows right here is relevant to them too.
I’ve seen and heard of a number of events on either side of the Atlantic the place good individuals (and a few not so good) have made horrendous choices about the way to deal with complaints towards people throughout the church. Repeatedly I’ve discovered myself totally perplexed: “Why are they doing this? How can they do that? What is their motivation?”
As I’ve processed this agony and listened to individuals who have made dangerous choices in these conditions, I’ve come to understand there isn’t a one cause that explains everyone. As an alternative there are quite a few doable motivations, and infrequently a couple of are present in the identical coronary heart.
I’m going to record the varied motivations I’ve found over time with a view to serving to Christians in positions of energy study themselves as they make choices and judgments going forwards. However, earlier than that, a couple of caveats are so as.
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