Southern Baptist Convention presidential candidate Tom Ascol is calling for the removal of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Acting President Brent Leatherwood after he opposed a bill that would criminalize women who have abortions in Louisiana.
Let us put this simply – when there is rampant sin in the Lord's house, it is not a distraction from the church's mission to deal with it. Sin hinders the mission. Women and children suffering sexual abuse at the hands of the men who are called to lead the church hinders the mission. Just as cutting cancer out of a body promotes healing and health, so does bringing sin to light so that we can move forward in repentance.
Former Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore penned a column for Christianity Today over the weekend expressing his rage over the findings of the Guidepost Solutions investigation into sex abuse within the SBC.
Denison Ministries is nondenominational and thus not related to the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition, many of you are not Southern Baptists. As a result, I will not focus this morning on the specific findings of the report, which you can read for yourself, though we will likely discuss their significance further in the coming days. For today, I want to think with you about two biblical responses that relate to all followers of Christ.