ABWE Fires GRACE: GARB Can No Longer Be Taken Seriously as a Denomination
ABWE, which in my book is run by unregenerate individuals, has fired GRACE six weeks before their long awaited report on the sexual abuse of ABWE missionary children. Though I am skeptical of GRACE and their “Gospel centered” (ie, Luther’s theology of the cross in my opinion) approach to these situations, their response is both impressive and scathing. However, I sat dumbfounded as I read that GRACE will not issue a report. I am sure there is a good reason for that, but I am still grieved nevertheless.
ABWE jokingly claims to be a biblical organization, but refused to address “concerns” with GRACE according to Matthew 18. That’s because everybody knows their concerns are bogus.
There are no words to describe this travesty of justice that would not even be named among unbelievers. There is something seriously wrong with any pastor or any parishioner who will now identify with the GARB denomination. Susan and I live in GARB country; regardless, we now see the very name of this denomination as anathema. Christ didn’t say to focus on the good that has been done; He said that a little leaven leavens the whole lump.
By the way, don’t miss the strong connection that GARB now has with the New Calvinists in the SBC, especially Mark Dever, and the cover that they are supplying for SGM in regard to sexual abuse in that camp. SGM has even moved there operation to Louisville, Kentucky. Does ABWE and GARB figure that they can overcome losses by networking with the SBC? That would be my bet.
The relevant link to the MK and Grace response is here: http://bangladeshmksspeak.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/abwe-fires-grace-grace-responds/