Too much of all this springs from Man’s desire Only to ‘Get.’
People go to church to ask for material benefits, health, …things.
Though Jesus had paid So much attention to Healing, the Central part of His teaching is Love, Concern, Care, …Righteousness.
One is Absolutely Astonished at the fact that ecclesiastical authorities, of any and every denomination, seem Not even to have Realized that.
The ‘Laity,’ as they are termed, the Everyday, Non-Ordained Disciple of Christ, have the ‘Responsibility’ to Keep their pastors in check.
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The Roman Catholic Church is not alone in facing accusations of clergy abuse.
Pastor, Heather Larson and elders of the Willow Creek Community Church, a Chicago-based megachurch, recently resigned amid a sexual abuse scandal involving church founder, Rev. Bill Hybels, and multiple women [2A]. Hybels resigned in April, but denies the accusations made against him.
Willow Creek meanwhile paid $3.25 million to settle lawsuits against a volunteer who sexually abused two disabled children . The volunteer, Robert Sobczak, Jr. pled guilty, and is currently serving a seven-year prison term.
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