I will link to the lawsuit…be aware that the allegations are both graphic and terrible.
If you have been a victim of this kind of abuse it may be advisable not to read the document.
The pattern is familiar.
The institution (and it’s leadership) are valued more than any victim, no matter how horrific the offense.
Offenses are covered in secrecy and shame…even after they have been exposed.
Rather than submit to an open and honest investigation, the courts and online media have to carry the hopes for truth and justice.
As a result, the name of Christ is disgraced and the people of God are crushed.
Jesus wept…but He keeps good records too.
All involved will eventually give Him an account for their actions or lack of same.
On a very minor note, I am seeing these offenses somehow linked to the fact that SGM considers itself a Calvinist denomination.
In reality, according to records we now have of the Genevan consistory, pastors were held to high standards and these matters would have been dealt with immediately and severely.
I know John Calvin…and C.J. Mahaney is no John Calvin.
Calvin wouldn’t have tolerated the silence of the Reformed on this matter either.
The issues would have been dealt with in the church, in front of the community.
What a novel concept…