I understand you are a devout christian, what do you make of the recent scandals in the church?
Churches are run by people, and people don't always do the right thing. Churches have the same problems that other organizations have: greed, envy, back-stabbing, etc. If all the people who went to church were perfect, that would be something, wouldn't it. The sad thing is that people who are supposed to be trustworthy, betray that trust, and hurt others who are looking up to them.
It depends on what church one belongs to and your definition of Christian. It helps having living prophets who are so bound by the law of heaven that their lives are forfeit if they do not govern with justice or lead the church astray or allow evil to enter the church unchecked.
Are you meaning the Catholic Church, or the churches in Uganda, or the killing of the abortion doctor (Tiller) who was killed at church, or just scandal in general in Churches?
As Jaggedfrost said, it depends on what church and situation you're referring to.
I have some fervent opinions on all that. Maybe I will get around to writing a hub about it. In meantime, I can only say a few things------the true Church is in the hearts of all those who follow Jesus Christ/God; man-made, ritualistic churches fail at their very basis (I consider especially the Catholic Church a man-made church, albeit with some Christians in it as well), leaving the door wide open to sin which will remain unbridled until good reformation is ultimately made. Forgiveness requires accountability, not hiding behind a church door. Religion will fail, but Christ never fails.
I can't answer more specifically because I dunno exactly what scandals you meant.
any thing can happen in a church of man where there no God by choice
not sure i get the questio .............I guess i would have to say that man is and always will be imperfect. To view ourselves in any other higher peak closer to perfection would be ridiculous. Those involved should be punished , but forgiven. Let the entire world have a stonining party and we would all get hit. That include you Pope.
The church is one. There are many denominations but one church. The body of believers is called the church. The building is not the church.
Whenever we disobey God we are faced with consequences. Scandals in the church result from disobedience to God.
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