JUST AS NY TIMES ADMITS THAT THE #METOO MOVEMENT IS LIKELY OVER-THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST HAVE HANDED THE KEYS TO THEIR KINGDOM TO GOVERNMENT TRAINED CORPORATE GLADIATORS OF “DIVERSITY EQUITY & INCLUSION” COMPLIANCE & SOCIAL CHANGE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
(NOTE: Hiding Sin is impossible because God knows- sees and has promised that all will come to light. The SBC and the church in general needs to confront sin both in culture with the preaching of the Gospel and in the household of faith -with calls to repentance and biblical church discipline. WHAT the church and SBC leaders cannot do and should not have done is welcome in partners to “investigate ” and draft compliance and culture change directives driven by political and cultural winds and applied critical theories bringing about Diversity Equity and Inclusion. DE&I end goals are presently being used by gender/ sexual / racial activist to pursue their desires for social change and a “place at the table “. Baptist leadership has welcomed this against the simple black and white of Biblical truth. DE&I activism is not seeking to advance the role of the church and the Gospel in the world because IT CANNOT – because it is in direct opposition to it. This is really very simple. The SBC and others inside the church have invited organizations who hold and esteem and boast values totally antithetical to the church,to the Bible and to God. Can two walk together except they are agreed? Obviously not. Amos 3:3 is God asking a rhetorical question. )
IN THE LATE 70’s SOUTHERN BAPTIST RALLIED TO REMAIN FAITHFUL TO BIBLICAL FIDELITY THROUGH EMBRACING INERRANCY.THE SEX ABUSE “INVESTIGATION” PARTNERS LOOK POISED TO REVERSE THAT AND RESHAPE A DENOMINATION IN THEIR OWN DE&I IMAGE.
From all indicators related to the culture driving the “Sex Abuse Investigation” inside Southern Baptist , someone deep inside the Southern Baptist Convention has set the movement up for a grand fall into apostasy. One clear player is Russell Moore who is Albert Mohler’s long time assistant and protege’. Moore may be out from the inside of an SBC entity and budget but is still firmly able to use his new Christianity Today position to accuse, besmirch, and point fingers at Baptist who educated him, paid his salary for decades and trusted him to be their lobbyist and PR spokesperson.
When entering the national spotlight as the new head of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission – Moore was quick to engage his own political leanings- declare the culture war “over and lost” and tell Baptist THEY needed to “be winsome and love our gay and lesbian neighbors”. Why ? To Moore’s thinking it is because their conservative resistance to the war being waged ON the church, in Moores’ words, was”hurting the Gospel. This has remained his and the ERLC narrative. Conservative Resurgence believers committed to Biblical inerrancy and “Faith and Family values” in their cultural engagement and politics- and worse yet- in their voting habits “are the problem” and are a hindrance to the advance of the Gospel in the culture.
Forget that the culture is racing toward its own demise as proven by history and warned about repeatedly and prophetically in Scripture.
MOORE’S ROLE IN THE SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION
“Leaked ” emails from Moore accusing the SBC Executive Committee of “covering up sex abuse ” and the Southern Baptist being “filled with racism” led to the call for the formation of the “Task Force” in 2021 which immediately hired Guidepost Solutions.
GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM IS COMMITTED TO THE INTERSECTIONALITY RAINBOW OF DE&I EQUITY AND JUSTICE
EMAILING GUIDEPOST WITH A FEW RELEVANT QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS:
The Task Force and resulting Sex Abuse “Investigation” has yielded a number of progressive surprises and shocking wake up calls to non WOKE Baptist.More on that in a moment.
The latest revelation comes from efforts to engage the LEADERS of Guidepost Solutions with a few questions about the “Sex Abuse Investigation” it prepared for the SBC / Ed Litton appointed “Task Force “.
Guidepost forwarded the inquiry of this Baptist to its public relations firm – who quickly responded to the email BUT whose only real answer to a few short but vital questions was to confirm that “they speak for Guidepost Solutions”.
EVERY OTHER questions were all replied to with the same phrase… “I will NOT SPEAK TO THAT”.
It is indeed difficult to imagine that this repeated statement is to be taken as an appropriate or adequate RESPONSE to a short series of questions by a Southern Baptist whose church members paid for the $2 million investigation. It DOES INDICATE something. It certainly provides enough air of suspicion to indicate the organization Guidepost Solutions AND it’s PR firm do not want to be forthcoming …which is another way…a nice way … to say “they are making it sound as if they HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE
If they DO have something to hide,which is disturbing to the average Christian in a Southern Baptist Church, then exactly WHAT ARE THEY HIDING from Christians who just paid them $2 million Dollars and whose past , present and futures Guidepost Solutions have now been given AN ALL ACCESS PASS ?
WHY should it be accepted that they should have anything to hide from Baptist … ESPECIALLY IN AN Investigation calling for and focused on Transparency ?
THIS latest discovery may be part of the reasons for that less than forthcoming response :
Meet Guidepost Solutions PR company who were tasked with speaking for Guidepost but refused to do so.
The PR Firm for Investigative partner Guidepost Solutions which serves the SBC Task Force and several other entities within the SBC including ERLC and the Executive Committee and has been paid $2 million and counting by Southern Baptist is Montieth and Company.
The driving culture of BOTH Guidepost Solutions and it’s PR firm is the VERY recent ,honed and polished to a shine ,corporate metric for WOKE and political correctness and for the corporate world and government agencies called “Diversity Equity & Inclusion”.
Guidepost Solutions refers to itself as “a mosaic of DE&I” while the PR firm’s commitment goes even farther.
to Greater Diversity and Inclusion”
“We take seriously our responsibility to bring a greater diversity of voices to the narratives of our society. Here are a few of the ways we are committed to making a difference. Read our statement on Our Commitment to Diversity here.“
TAKE A DEEP BREATH BEFORE YOU READ THIS NEXT PART OF THE ORGANIZATIONS STATEMENTS AND CONSIDER WHETHER IT CAN REPRESENT THE INTEREST OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST OR BIBLICALLY COMMITTED CHRISTIANS.
THE BOLD STATEMENT OF GUIDEPOST PR FIRM CLEARLY INDICATES THEY WILL NOT WORK FOR PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SOUTHERN BAPTIST WHO HOLD TO THE BIBLICAL STANDARD OF HUMAN SEXUALITY OR FAMILY.
“We don’t work with businesses or individuals whose actions or beliefs we believe undermine gender, LGBTQ+, ethnic, racial or social equality.”
GUIDEPOST OBTAINED A CONTRACT AND $2 MILLION DOLLARS (AND COUNTING)FROM SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHRISTIANS AND THEIR GOSPEL DRIVEN DONATIONS -WHILE DEEPLY AND OVERTLY COMMITTED TO CULTURAL SHIFTS AND CHANGE EFFORTS ANTITHETICAL TO THE WORD OF GOD & BAPTIST CONVICTIONS AND VALUES IS A HUGE PROBLEM !
SO IS THE SBC INTEREST BEING LEFT IN THE HANDS OF THIS PR FIRM. ISN’T IT FAIR TO SAY THIS IS A PROBLEM ?
WHO INSIDE THE SBC LED THE LEADERSHIP INTO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH/HIRING OF GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS AND ITS PR FIRM?
HOW IS OFTEN POLITICALLY DRIVEN AND POLITICALLY CORRECT CULTURALLY TRENDING FASHIONABLE PROGRESSIVE RHETORIC BY CORPORATE SERVICE INDUSTRY LEADERS , MANY TRAINED BY/IN FEDERAL AGENCIES ,APPLIED TO CHRISTIAN FAITH?
HOW DOES AN ORGANIZATION WITH SUCH VALUES AND OBJECTIVES- FAITHFULLY WORK AS A PARTNER WITH THE CHURCH TO “INVESTIGATE ” AND DETERMINE OUTCOMES FOR THE CHURCH – ANY CHURCH – THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN PARTICULAR ?
WHAT COMES NEXT?
The PR firm for Guidepost Solutions would “not speak to” the simple question of :
“WHAT ONGOING ROLE WILL GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS PLAY IN THE SBC GOING FORWARD?”
SOME DETAILS ON GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS
Guidepost Solutions employs highly trained corporate and many former government agency employees. MANY have worked for the Department Homeland Security including the CEO. It does investigations for corporations and other entities and offers “surveillance ” services.
“Our team of experts thrives on keeping you, your business, and your operations moving forward. Our goal is to help you seize opportunities on the horizon, minimize disruption, or move on from difficulty.”
“Guidepost Solutions is a leader in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting. We work wherever your needs take us – whether on the ground around the globe – or from one of our offices located in Bogotá, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, Walnut Creek, and Washington, DC.”
GUIDEPOST RECENT WORK AMONG FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS
TRANSPARENT GUIDANCE + SOLUTIONS FOR ISSUES OF HARASSMENT + MISCONDUCT
“Our substantial institutional integrity practice works with domestic and global religious institutions and parachurch organizations from all faiths and practices on a variety of cultural, compliance and investigative matters. We understand the challenges that faith-based organizations face in identifying, addressing and preventing issues such as sexual harassment and abuse. We are experts in assessing cultural and organizational risks and providing concrete steps to facilitate change.”
Guidepost Best Practices:
- Trauma-informed survivor and witness interviews: compassion and care.
- Anonymity and confidentiality for survivors and witnesses, where permitted by law.
- Independence and transparency.
- Practical recommendations that are informed by trauma-informed principles
- Cultural Assessment
- Review of Policies + Procedures
- Tip Line + Response
- Survivor Support Measures
- Security Assessments/Review/Training
- Ongoing Ad Hoc Advice + Counsel
FAITH BASED CLIENTS INCLUDE
- Southern Baptist Convention – Conducted a thorough and independent investigation into the response to sexual abuse allegations and an audit of the procedures and actions of the Credentials Committee.
- Christianity Today (CT) – Assessed the culture of Christianity Today and its handling of harassment claims, including reviewing its training, policies and procedures, and recommended concrete changes. At the request of CT, we prepared a public report of our findings.
- RZIM – Assessed the leadership, organizational structure, culture, policies, processes, finances, and practices of the world’s largest Christian apologetics ministry. At the request of RZIM, we prepared a public report of our findings.
- Preemptive Love – Conducted a full organizational cultural review and investigation.
- Summit Church – Conducted an investigation of a historic issue and reviewed the hiring of a pastor who was accused of mishandling a past sex crime allegation at a previous church.
- Investigations + Business Intelligence
- Risk + Compliance
- Controlled Substances Compliance
- Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
- Economic Damages + Business Valuation
- Financial Crime Consulting
- Federal Firearms + Explosives Compliance
- Immigration + Border Services
- Institutional Integrity
- Trade Compliance
MORE ON THE DECIDEDLY WOKE / JUSTICE VALUES AND DE&I COMMITTMENT OF GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM
THE FIRM TWEETED OUT SOME OF ITS STORIES IN 2021 INCLUDING PRO LGBQIA+/ PRO BLACK LIVES MATTER /SOCIAL CHANGE AND DE&I TRAINING FOR MINORITIES “MEDIA VOICES” WHICH IT IS OFFERING.
“in the city of Stonewall,
@MontiethPR is proud to stand with the members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of our ongoing commitment to and work towards diversity and inclusion for all.”
ON June 17th 2021
“This Juneteenth, we reflect on the progress and missteps in the journey toward diversity, equity and inclusion. A strategic communications plan could be the difference in making meaningful DEI initiatives effective.”
On March 15th 2021
“As part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative, M&Co offers complimentary media training to Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), women and other underrepresented executives to pave the way for more diverse voices in the media.”
DISTURBING BUT ON A DIFFERENT TOPIC
Guidepost Solutions is promoting BlackRock Inc’s CEO push for justice and sustainable driven investment. This is after more Churches and Christians have become aware of a similar push by BlackRock partners “Faith Driven Investors” and the “Christian Economic Forum” to “Reimagine” Christian Investing AND even church real estate through their progressive social justice lens. BlackRock Inc is on the radar for using its trillions to manipulate investing into the world of WOKE ON A global scale. Some in the church seem poised to follow blindly into the globalist sustainable urban vision despite the prophetic and Gospel implications of this path.
“Investors like BlackRock’s Larry Fink are increasing pressure on public companies to disclosure their impact on the environment and society at large, and how that exposes them to material risks. Here’s what that means for investor relations.”
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS BUT ADD UP THE PROBLEMS WITH THESE REALITIES:
These MULTIPLE PROBLEMS with the culture and values of Guidepost Solutions are clearly PART OF A MUCH MORE DISTURBING AND undeniable reality.
Southern Baptist Christians and the church in general are being played and the biggest offenders are deep inside the Southern Baptist Movement itself.
SBC TASK FORCE WHO HIRED GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS FOR IT’S INVESTIGATION ALSO HIRED A RADICALLY PRO LGBTQAI+ LAW FIRM.
In Fact EVERY law firm brought on in any capacity by all SBC entities involved in the “sex abuse investigation” have been very pro LGBTQAI+ AND Human Rights Campaign supporters.
The SBC Task Force law firm is actually the MOST TIED to LGBTQIA+ activism and HRC.
Linklaters Law Firm represents the SBC Task Force investigation Sex Abuse with partner Guidepost Solutions .
They actually aided the HRC in developing litigation strategies :
“We were named as a Stonewall’s 2019 Top 100 Employers for LGBT people in the UK… We received the Gold Award in Japan’s first LGBT Pride Index for the fourth year in a row in 2019… We ranked #1 in the Hong Kong in the Community Business 2019 LGBT+ Inclusion Index…” Also, the law firm promotes its involvement with the Human Rights Campaign: “We have joined the Human Rights Campaign in a new initiative to pursue strategic litigation in U.S. state and federal courts to address discriminatory actions against the LGBTQ+ community.”
“We want to be known as the ‘best in class’ firm for Diversity & Inclusion – a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels they belong, and diversity is celebrated.”
“We know that our differences make us a better law firm. Our diversity enables us to attract the best talent, drive innovation, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. That’s why being a leader in Diversity & Inclusion is an integral part of our firm’s vision and strategy. As a responsible business, it is important to us that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities, and that we create an inclusive culture in which everyone – regardless of background, identity and circumstance – can reach their full potential.”
SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL OVER DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST “INVESTIGATION”.
Albert Mohler’s disciple Russell Moore has been pushing social change related to Southern Baptist and culturally trending race and LGBTQ narratives since he took office atthe ERLC in 2013. He followed through with a 2014 conference called” The Gospel Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage where he and Albert Mohler spoke, apologized for and accused Baptist while welcoming HRC and other radical LGBTQIA+ activist groups to attend .They never disclosed that a PRIVATE -HIDDEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS meeting with HRC and other activist took place during that ERLC 2014 conference .
Moore by 2018 was covering for his own ERLCs involvement in the divisive and destructive Revoice conference and movement which was spawned at Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary by a 15 year SBTS student turned SBTS New Testament Professor. Revoice has gone on to split the conservative PCA denomination due to a PCA church hosting and providing leadership in Revoice “LGBT+ Thriving in Historic (conservative church) Traditions”.
NOTE: In 2018 Moore’s people at ERLC are known to have lied to both the Dallas police and SBC messengers in order to cover for Revoice ERLC involvement and had this writer removed from the SBC meetings as a reporter for Worldview Weekend News. Moore still was forced by messengers to respond to Revoice concerns and totally denied any knowledge of it though a specific discussion of Revoice and the concerns had indeed taken place between this author and Moore the day before these events. Moore knew about Revoice and denied knowledge of it to messengers at the 2018 Dallas Annaul meetings.
MORE MOHLER CONRIBUTIONS TO THE PRESENT STATE OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST
It was many of Mohler’s people – those he educated and employed who engaged the issues of RACE in the TGC/ERLC social justice and CRT driven MLK/50 event in April 2018 . The same group took up the “cause” of Sex Abuse as the ERLC and JD Greear agreed to the 2018 “investigation” which actually (beyond it’s “Caring Well Conference” and videos and Lifeway booklets for purchase ) was a BRIDGE TO NOWHERE for the actual victims of abuse.
It was Mohler’s Critical Race Theory practitioners who took the stage in 2018 to accuse Baptist of Racism and demand to “Rid the Southern Baptist ” of its “Stain” .The very same Mohler team converted a resolution in 2019 submitted by a pastor to condemn the use and teaching or CRT and Intersectionality ( the launch and landing pads for Diversity Equity and Inclusion) into a resolution AFFIRMING THEM AS “useful analytical tools with the Gospel’. Baptist messengers- guilted and ignorant of Critical Theories and Cultural Marxist tools of the trade voted FOR resolution 9 with much buyers remorse later.
By 2020 the use of CRT was exploding as a national tragedy in public sphere including children’s education and demands to halt and prevent it reached a fever pitch. Albert Mohler’s CRT experts and the grant funding behind them had been firmly in place at Baptist seminaries since at least 2009. Baptist own trusted theologians who played them in 2019 with Resolution 9 had placed them in the boiling cauldron of critical theories years in advance of the secular education system in America. Shameful but true .
SO ALBERT MOHLER IS NOT BEING ACCUSED HERE-
For Al Mohler- Reality it is just that HIS finger prints and disciples are all over this.
MAY DAY AND MOHLER’S ESCAPE ?
On May 23rd 2018 Mohler called the Sex abuse Scandal :
“The Wrath of God Poured Out—The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention”
On May 23rd 2022 Mohler Wrote:
The reckoning of the Lord
R. Albert Mohler Jr. | The Southern Baptist Convention faces the truth
BESIDES THE OBVIOUS “BEHIND THE SCENES” COORDINATION – SOMETHING ABOUT THE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL DOES NOT PASS THE SMELL TEST !
Besides these realities- basic truths are left out of measuring , judging and understanding sex- sex abuse- abuse in general. The Bible gives us a firm grasp that human beings have a fallen nature and that the world does not and cannot understand the Word of the Lord. The Gospel is redemptive .There is no Gospel here in these methods – tools – or those who are engaging them. This includes CRT and Intersectionality and DE&I which is SO DEAR TO Guidepost Solutions / its PR firm, GOVERNMENT agencies and the corporate world . They are the church inhabit a different space . And so they should. They represent EXTREMELY DIFFERENT VALUES -as the result of God and His world having recently been displaced in Western Culture.
VICTIMS DO NOT NEED JUSTICE
Victims need something more that justice or a class action settlement.
They need what we all need. MERCY and the ability to truly FORGIVE those who hurt them. The SBC has often failed them with the Gospel and with accountability and worst of all is failing us all by by NOT remaining faithful to the Word of the Lord IN AN INVESTIGATION that reads more like a gossip column or a Reddit Thread on the net. To be blunt the Sex abuse Report is shabby and amateurish and rehashes unproven 5 year old accusations from the news papers, One former Executive Committee Members tweets and a “he said /she said/ they maintain ” and awfully twisted tale of one former Southern Baptist President and a Florida Condo.
Still Baptist entity heads are going through the motions showing contrition and commitment and promises of change to their new masters…Diversity Equity and Inclusion and the new slave holder barrons of corporate compliance.
REMINDER – WOMEN ARE ALSO FALLEN !
A VERY serious FLAW with the #MeToo movement has been the presumptions it brings with it.
“Men are always guilty ” and of course “Women are always the victims” .
Why? Because in a world driven by “correctness” and blind to the reality put forth in the Gospel -societal trendiness and narratives rule. The reality of the Gospel falls on deaf ears . A lost culture cannot see itself or its problems rooted in the Biblical truths that we are all , men and women , fallen and sinful people ,tempted and capable of abuses and massive moral failures and helpless without the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be anything else. People need Jesus.Men and Women need conviction- repentance -faith -salvation – and a new posture of forgiveness toward the sins of others who sin against them.
PLEASE REREAD THE LORD’S PRAYER FOLKS !
THE WORLD CAN AND WILL IGNORE THE WORD OF GOD AND SEEK TO REFUTE ITS TRUTH AND ESTABLISH ITS OWN.
ISN’T THIS EXACTLY WHAT THE BAPTIST LEADERSHIP HAVE PAID GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS AND ITS PR FIRM TO DO ?
When it comes to sin in the church – why would the SBC leadership submit itself- its people and its future to people and organizations whose self affirmed and boasted values ,visions , and goals are antithetical to it and the Word of God?
The Sex Abuse Report prepared by Guidepost Solutions is weak and does not contain much in the line of facts. IT WILL HOWEVER – be long on DE&I compliance and culture shifting demands that will impact Baptist life, families and churches for years.
GOD DOES IN FACT HAVE A DIVINE ORDER FOR FAMILY – FOR MEN- FOR WOMEN -FOR THE CHURCH- FOR BEING HUMAN – SEXUALITY – GENDER – PERSONAL IDENTITY. AND HE HAS A CLEAR MORAL COMPASS FOR PERSONAL CHOICES AND FOR ORDERING SOCIETY AND GOD’S JUSTICE.
It is simply very opposite of the current cultural winds. And everything from the new meaning of marriage (which in this writers state is now just “contract “-a piece of paper)-to the transhumanist virtual world and self reality – to radically inclusive sex education for 3 year olds to Disney’s apparent need to “Queer” the world and all the children in it. We can safely assume the Word of God and God Himself will not change.He will not bow His knee but does demand that every knee will bow to Him and confess that Jesus is Lord. So – taken at His Word – the church and every Christian can simply stand firm and not feel compelled to comply with the shifting narratives and latest ideals of the global citizen manifesto . The church and the Saints have a higher calling and a greater master…one Master. This is very clear in the scripture believers have pledged to take at face value and entrust for eternal hope. In Christ alone. Simple enough?
Apparently this is NOT SO CLEAR to many leaders inside the Southern Baptist.
Accommodation – Pacification – Compliance – Appeasement – Going Along to Get Along and a deadly form of compromise and addiction to outside funding and some warped pragmatic reasoning now rule the day.
BUT God is unchanged by cultural winds and the groundswell of open rebellion. He feels no need to keep His enemies close and happy. He has not made ten “suggestions” or tempered His Commandments by popular opinion polling or surveys. He is simply unmoved and HE knows better than anyone what the metrics of and requirements for global justice ARE. His Justice is NOT the justice that protects evil or justifies those who hide injustice BUT His knowledge and the Holy Standard which reflect His very nature are the only solid – untainted – and truly Redemptive Hope offered in a fallen world.
Few honestly think the world does not need fixing -right?
But can we fix it? Fallen Men and Women ?
Can it be fixed by removing barriers to societal equity ?
Can it be fixed by ever changing narratives built on the shifting sands of a wind blown culture and angry people making their own power plays for self interest and to protect their own hidden histories and agendas? No!
Can accountability or justice be purchased for $2 million or $2 Trillion before the courts of Caesar? No
Only God can truly change anything here .He does it one heart at a time with the Redemptive Power of the Gospel that boast-
2 Corinthians 5:19
“… that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not [a]imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation”
God Made humans and family and ordained marriage which is HIS own revelation of His relationship to HIS people – the church- which is the Bride of Christ.
Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
This is what Biblically adherent Christians including Baptist say they believe.This is what Baptist leaders said they believe when they stood for the Bible.
This is the metric – the measure- the standard by which we are to view ourselves and the world around us AND GOD – and we ALL are stakeholders here.
Marriage—Christ and the Church
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
ALL THIS IS UNDER ASSAULT AND – THANKS TO SBC LEADERS -IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR IT & REFLECT VALUES TOTALLY OPPOSED TO IT.
GOD IS GOING TO JUDGE THOSE RESPONSIBLE.
Paul points out not only women;s fallen state like men but also some very simple Divine order for the family and the family of God :
Men and Women in the Church
1 Timothy 2
“8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.”
THE Tides are turning in the culture in many ways and just normal people are saying enough. The #METOO MOVEMENT IS EBBING AND LIKELY “DEAD” ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES … So why have Baptist leaders succumb to corporate raiders pushing politically driven global ideologies to suppress truth and reshape the culture of corporations and society – all of which are DOOMED TO FAIL MISERABLY …and placed itself – the church – God’s bride into the hands of the modern day giants of culture who seek to “Defy the armies of the Living God ” and no doubt defy the Living God Himself?
Lets us ponder these realities set forth in Hebrews 10
The Just Live by Faith
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.