Mix these domineering and fearful men together, introduce innocents who trust them both, and we have a recipe for wolves to run wild in the fold where the flock should be safe.
Before I get into how my own Calvinist theology can lead to paganism, I’d like to start with a quick look at Pelagianism. An old heresy from the time of the renowned Augustine (who aggressively opposed the teachings of the British monk, Pelagius), Pelagianism was a rejection of human sin nature. It seemed unfair to
Gratitude changes our hearts from feeling discontented when we have to leave Joanna’s cute home décor at Target, to feeling grateful for the things God has abundantly given.
My premise is that sexually abusing another human being is not the sin that one normally begins with. I cannot think of an example of a person who went to bed harmless and woke up ready to exploit another living human being.
“You’re going to ruin this man’s ministry” is not something to tell people who want to know why their daughter was molested.
It is no longer about “those Catholics” or “crazy fundamentalists”. This Sunday, less than three days from the writing of this post, the Houston Chronicle is going to be publishing articles stating that they have found over 700 sexual abuse victims from inside the Southern Baptist Convention.