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No one would believe it! This truth is stranger than fiction. A terrible thing was committed by Greg (the pastor), Baptist Union and the church leadership but the congregational members who are meant to be friends of the victim and his family do not even care. Not a tear has been shed, no sleep lost, and no effort made to undo the damage! The attitude is, “it’s no skin off my nose.”
A good and God-fearing family was humiliated and chased out of the church – and all that for calling Greg out for the hypocrite and liar that he is. This family has made generous financial contributions for many years, and they have given hundreds of hours of service to the Moonee Ponds Baptist Church. They have been actively involved in the church for over 25 years. They got married, dedicated their children and raised them in this church. They have helped every time they were called on. But when they raised legitimate concerns about the pastor’s behaviour through the proper channels, the pastor and the leadership with Baptist Union’s help found a humiliating way to get rid of them – instead of addressing the Pastor’s abusive behaviour.
If you are a congregational member of Moonee Ponds Baptist Church, here’s a question for you. Can a person watch injustice take place, can do something about it, does nothing but still consider himself or herself a Christians? A Christian is not defined just by his or her claim of being a Christian; it’s proven by what the Christian does! That’s what the verse means, Matthew 7:16 “you shall know them by their fruits.”
What Greg and the leadership did was a shameful thing. It’s clear that the church leaders are sold out to Greg’s liberal agenda, and their callous attitude will ultimately kill the church. It’s then possible that BUV will then swoop in and sell the church to maintain their extravagant lifestyles.
Imagine a pastor who shows porn in the church, intimidates members, preaches things that are blatantly contradictory to what the Bible teaches and lies and manipulates the church – but gets off scot free. Imagine you summoned up the courage to confront this false teacher and informed the leadership, but instead of addressing it, they turn it around and make it as though the problem was you! What if this ‘twisting of the situation’ happened to your son, or your daughter, or your husband or YOU? Would you still keep quiet?
How would you feel if no-one stood up for you? Imagine the pastor verbally abuses you, then spin the story and gets the church to vote you out – imagine if the church’s sold out leadership knew about all the numerous complaints against Greg but did nothing about it.
This pastor who won’t lift a finger to do anything aside from preaching garbage on Sundays even though he takes home excessive amounts of money. This pastor who abuses his power and controls everything to the minutest detail. Since this pastor took over the church, the church has become spiritually anaemic, and it will soon become spiritually dead, by doing nothing about it, you allowed it to happen!
When we do nothing about injustice, we enable injustice and in doing that we take part in the injustice – which is a sin.
Imagine your whole life you thought you were a Christian, and you die, and on judgement day God says to you “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoer(s)!”- Matthew 7:23.
Will God welcome you, when you knowingly took part in evil? God will never welcome you! Because God is not blind, He is not deaf, He is not evil, but He is Just!
Are you too afraid to confront Greg? The Bible says “the coward will not inherit the kingdom of God – Revelation 21:8”
Every coward has an excuse, what’s yours?
A family was humiliated for having done nothing wrong and they are hurting. As Christians, we should do something.
So when you know the good things you should do and don’t do them, you sin! James 4:17.