Ephesians 5:3-11 (GWT)
Don’t let sexual sin, perversion of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you. This is not appropriate behavior for God’s holy people. It’s not right that dirty stories, foolish talk, or obscene jokes should be mentioned among you either. Instead, give thanks to God. You know very well that no person who is involved in sexual sin, perversion, or greed (which means worshiping wealth) can have any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Don’t let anyone deceive you with meaningless words. It is because of sins like these that God’s anger comes to those who refuse to obey him. Don’t be partners with them.
Once you lived in the dark, but now the Lord has filled you with light. Live as children who have light. Light produces everything that is good, that has God’s approval, and that is true. Determine which things please the Lord. Have nothing to do with the useless works that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.
The Bible tells us to expose --not cover up--- the enemy when he is attempting to operate (deceive, hurt, damage people) under the cloak of secrecy. Anyone in a position of influence, trust and authority (and demand that) must be held to a high standard of accountability.
RCA encourages you to share your personal story to help in preventing predators with having unchallenged access to women and childen in the church. Your experiences will help expose the unfruitful works of darkness so that everyone in the church can walk, live and serve God in the light. The power of the testimony is in your hands.
Before your story can be published on RCA, you must provide name, email and phone contact for verification.
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