“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” As a child and through the years, I remember hearing so many sermons on this subject. As I have read these blogs for over a year now, I have finally realized the issue that has been tugging at my heart. TIME! If only we could go back in time, if only different men had been in leadership and these girls could have back their childhood and the pain they have gone through all these years, but what I have just realized is the issue that tugs at my heart now is still TIME as in THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT!
How much more TIME has to be added to their pain, why won’t God’s people act now!
The days are evil! This blog would not even be necessary if that were not true. I realize the only reason ABWE still exists is because there are still God loving and God honoring missionaries, and possibly even staff members that love the Lord still associated with the org. And maybe, although knowing what they now know, I kind of am doubtful, but maybe even a board member or two that truly does love the Lord and hates sin, and realizes the importance of “redeeming the time.”
God wants no part of sin, you can not serve two masters, you either hate sin or you hate God.
This is a call to action to all those associated on any level with ABWE.
I am going to ask a very shocking question: HOW MUCH MORE TIME HAS TO PASS BEFORE YOU CUT ALL TIES WITH THIS ORGANIZATION? If you are a missionary, then you well know some of your support goes to ABWE. If you are a staff member than in some part you are part of this problem, every day you stand up and walk through the door of that building you are standing with evil, and certainly if you are a board member you have written the time that has passed. The org. you support on any level, continues to drain TIME etched in pain, from the lives of these brave ladies of the blog. Why won’t YOU take a stand!
REDEEM THE TIME! DEPART FROM EVIL! COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!
If every God fearing missionary, staff member, and board member, walked away from this org.,/ ABWE today, TIME WOULD STAND STILL and SOMETHING would happen IMMEDIATELY!
Can you imagine a press release like this: Missionaries and Staff leave ABWE in support of victims! Do you know how many AMENS and PTL’s would be voiced around this nation!
Maybe you should choose to do it because it is the right thing to do. Read Psalms 1
It would speak volumes to GRACE! What are you waiting for, what is holding you back, you sing songs like “I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold” I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause, and “He’s all I need, He’s all I need, Jesus is all I need, really, or are those just words?
If the people that are carrying the water for this org. took a stand, and walked away, something would happen, and something would happen NOW!
There is work to do, souls need to be saved, the days are evil, but our loving Heavenly Father also knows that victims need to be healed, stop aiding the delay.
By your fruits ye shall know them, redeem the time!
Examine the alter call in your hearts, you have enabled this org., to take more TIME from these ladies lives by your lack of action. Redeem the time, the days are evil, and you either are part of the solution or part of the problem!
The TIME to act is NOW!
We live in days when sarcasm becomes reality. I have often commented that there are two classes of Christians in our day: the enlightened ones, and the totally depraved Christian peasantry. We must depend on the enlightened ones to lead us safely through the minefield of sanctification to insure our entry into heaven. Getting us safely home despite our wicked, silly selves is very messy business, so we shouldn’t expect the enlightened ones to be perfect. Collateral damage should be expected and accepted. After all, we need the enlightened ones, and the stolen innocence of our children is a small price to pay for the souls of the many.
There is a Jewish proverb that says a person who saves one life saves the world. The proverb tells the truth: if one life is expendable, so is the world. Jesus told the disciples that a true shepherd values the one lamb as much as the whole flock. Where are such shepherds in our day?
Dr. Michael Loftis was recently fired as president of ABWE. Though ABWE didn’t say specifically why he was fired, everybody assumed it was because of the scandal surrounding the Bangladesh missionary children. For years, ABWE covered up the fact that one of their missionaries molested missionary children in Bangladesh, and the missionary was also a GARB (General Association of Regular Baptists) icon. Those in the know about the situation have assured me that Michael Loftis’ role in the cover-up was “huge.”
Obviously, this doesn’t say anything about Loftis’ character to anybody running the show at Cedarville University. Character? Children? Pedophilia? Protecting other children? Justice? Stolen childhoods? What’s your point? He is one of the enlightened ones.
This will be “Missionary Kids Week” at PPT. My wife Susan, a 1973 Cedarville Alumnus, and contributing author here at PPT, will be the first to write a series of articles concerning this new development. PPT is a 20 minute drive from Cedarville University, so other responses are being considered as well. We invite others to post articles in contribution to this week of protest here at PPT.