I am proud of just ONE Baptist church. Just one.
Because they had to do something even though it was bad public relations for their church. But you know what? They care about how they will face God and the court so much more than looking good on Public Relations.
The Baptist church didn't have much of a choice, but rather took a stand against the crime that happened rather than sweeping it under the rug and keeping quiet about it.
This church earns my praise as well as praise of the law to stand up for the victims in this case.
Unlike some churches that I have known in life that have hidden their crimes under the rugs in order to look good in "Public Relations".
So, here's my challenge to any church out there in any faith:
Examine yourself and your congregation out there. Look in your church closets and see if there's any old bones. But you know what? Don't worry about bad public relations. But be concerned of what God will say about your old bones in the closets left in the dust when they should be dealt with them already.
If a church honestly deals with their problems and resolves old sins and old cases, now would be the time to do so before it's too late. Too late as in the rapture happening. Too late as in appearing at the Judgement Seat of Jesus Christ.
May the Baptist Church in Hammond, Ind have the grace and wisdom of God to deal with the issues and face the coming days. When they are ready, I pray they will have the confidence to find the right pastor for leading their church.