|Accusation: Churches Accused of Being Criminal Organizations Run by Pedophiles|
If you have not read Stories Versus Truth, you may want to read that before reading this.
Yes, someone actually wrote this: "Churches are renowned criminal organisations runned [SIC] by pedophiles."
Before we show why this is a lie, it would be good to go over some basics. This was written by an Atheist, though it could have come from any cult other than Atheism just as well. An Atheist who makes this kind of remark does so because he or she hates God and has already decided that he or she does not want God. These people have rejected God, so God refuses to give them any wisdom or discernment. They cannot see the Kingdom of God. When you speak to them as an oracle of God, they cannot hear God's voice. They can only see you after the flesh because they are blind.
Now, let's answer the false allegation.
This false accusation uses the term, Church, in a deceptive way known as equivocation. Equivocation is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time). Beyond that, this statement is a sweeping generalization. There may be an organization somewhere that labels itself as Christian that is run by pedophiles, but we have never heard of one. Pedophiles like to get into any organization, including public schools, where they can have access to children, so some of them do get into churches sometimes. The word, criminal, is inserted either to create negative emotion or because the writer is overwhelmed by negative emotion. Since this came from and Atheist, it also constitutes a logical paradox, since an Atheist has no basis on which to base any moral judgment. An Atheist is one who claims that there is no God. Without the Almighty Creator God of the Bible, Who is consistent in every way and Whose Bible is consistent in every way, there can be no such thing as ethics, morality, logic, or even knowledge. If everything is produced by random chance, then ethics, morality, logic, and knowledge would be random and unpredictable. No one could know anything or make any kind of a decision or judgment that had any real validity. So for these three reasons, this statement is irrational [insane].
That being said, there are many who call themselves Christian who do not follow Christ. Those who try to self-generate righteousness are having a powerless religious experience. We have heard reports of people who have gotten into leadership in dead religious organizations with the label, Christian, who have been pedophiles. They have been pedophiles because they have strayed away from God or perhaps they never really ever knew Christ. They were trying to fulfill the law of God without the power of God. That would be impossible, of course. It is also possible for a sincere Christian to fall into sin. Every person who is a true Christian is a Christian because they have been born again. They have been born again because they desired to obey God but realized that they could not do it. When they realized that they could not be at all righteous but wanted to be righteous, they were able to hear God's voice speaking to them. When they heard God's voice, they listened, and God's faith came into them, giving them access to God's grace, which is God's free gift of righteousness. As they yielded to God's righteousness, God did His righteousness through them and they were able to think clearly for the first time. They were born again. When they were born again, they were born as babies in Christ. There was no maturity there. They were babies. Then, they were given the opportunity to grow up into the fullness of Christ step by step through the same process of hearing God's voice, God's leading, and responding to that voice. Whenever God speaks faith comes and gives access to grace for righteousness. Then, God does His work through the Christian. The Christian is incapable of doing good works by any other process. Unfortunately, some Christians never learn this and remain as babies trying to self-generate good works. They are prone to whatever evil tendencies they have inherited or learned. Those may include any of the forms of perversion.
None of this has to happen. Every Christians ought to be seeking God with all their heart and should be led into righteousness moment by moment from glory to glory.
Last updated: May, 2013
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