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The Church and its Protected Child Rape Zone

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 6, 2017

ppt-jpeg4The church as a protected child rape zone is the result of Protestant orthodoxy crossing with behavior found in historical Western tradition.  

TANC finds its humble beginnings in a familiar story circa 2007. This author who was not an author at the time was so blown away by the behavior of church elders that I had to know why they did what they did, and why everyone else in the same fellowship of churches would not confront them about it. Hence, the beginning of a relentless and tenacious journey.

Research concerning the truth and history about the institutional church can only match the 1963 “shockumentary [‘Mondo Pazzo’], presenting…bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals” x 10. Hence, after ten years of research, one must pick and choose topics to focus on because this reality we live in is constrained by a thing called “time.” Should this post address Puritan urineology, or child rape as a church tradition?

Let’s talk about rape because of the four-hour phone conversation I had with a mother last night. This is indicative of the energy projected by those on the journey. The new birth does not do away with something that all humans are born with; a conscience, but it does turbo-charge it. Before the new birth, our conscience condemned us or excused us from guilt, but the new birth turns the conscience into an entity that loves justice and truth.

When you are born again, though weak in mortality awaiting the redemption of the body, you have been given God’s mind. In the home fellowship movement, we seek to bring that one mind into focus and practice among the family members. And in this new heart, we share God’s love for children. Among proponents of Protestant orthodoxy, not so much. Children in that venue are “little vipers in sanctified diapers.” The renowned Protestant Voddie Baukman once said that God makes children small so they can’t murder their parents. Really? I missed that tidbit of wisdom in the Scriptures somehow.

And in the church, this ideology of the total depravity of mankind by no means excludes children, or even newborn babies. In case you haven’t heard, newborn babies are little bundles of screaming selfishness that only have a self-concept of need. Yes indeed, their limited knowledge of existence with hunger being on the shortlist equals total depravity expressed in steroidal selfism. Who knew?

So, the rampant acceptance and cover-up of child rape in the Protestant church is somehow a big surprise to many. However, this ministry focuses on the WHY, not the WHAT. The WHAT is well documented on the many blogs that seek to save the institutional church that is well beyond saving. Even if the post American Revolution church was confused enough in regard to Enlightenment Era ideology to have some virtue, God’s family was never meant to be an institution of any sort, but rather a literal family functioning like any other family does by utilizing roles, gifts, and organization towards a common goal of love and support.

Institutions are about authority, not love. This isn’t complicated: authority has no need for leadership which persuades people regarding the truth. Authority compels by force and law; authority and leadership are mutually exclusive. The church is about authority just like any other institution, but family is about leadership.

What do we have thus far in this post? Authority, and mankind that doesn’t deserve justice due to its total depravity. In reality, by virtue of those two alone, what is that going to get you in the institutional church? See, the thousands of spiritual abuse blogs of your choice. The WHAT is firmly established and documented by gargantuan redundancy of a myriad of different cases all over the world.

And so it goes…your child was raped in the church during a church event? So what? After all, “We are all just sinners saved by grace.” Not only that, church is the only bus going to heaven, and therefore, it must be protected at all cost. No church is perfect, but the institutional church is the only means of “obtaining ongoing grace.” This is why you can’t call the police if your child is raped in the church: it will ruin the reputation of the church resulting in people not coming to said church resulting in them going to hell for eternity. Yes, what happened to your child is awful…but…you surely don’t want to be the cause of people spending eternity in hell do you?

Besides, God is “sovereign” and this obviously happened for a reason. In all of these “unfortunate” events, they are “opportunities” to “show forth God’s forgiveness.” By not forgiving your child’s rapist, you are acting like your sins or of a lesser sort when we are all “totally depraved.” Hence you are “just like the Pharisees” that Jesus fustigated.

Does any of this sound familiar? Sure it does, unless you have been vacationing on the moon.

And why is the church full of good Germans who look the other way? Again, and again, the institutional church is supposedly the only bus going to heaven.

The church as a protected child rape zone is the result of Protestant orthodoxy crossing with behavior found in historical Western tradition. This post is not about the individual historical-grammatical interpretation of reality versus the Protestant historical-redemptive interpretation of reality which this ministry has written about extensively, but it is about the New Testament mirroring the exact same societal elements taking place in our contemporary culture.

Man-boy-love is a longstanding Western tradition intrinsically connected with religion. Knowledge empowers the individual, and it is not in the best interest of religion to have educated subjects save the indoctrination of orthodoxy with its you can’t get to heaven without us moniker. Institutional paganism and religion have always had this in common: authoritative coregency regarding eternal salvation. What could be more lucrative in a quest for power and money? In the same way that faith married with authority will always lead to cultism, Protestant orthodoxy crossing paths with a certain longstanding Western ideology will result in a child rape zone and the subsequent cover-up by the good German Protestants.

This is where we discuss the New Testament as a Western historical prototype. Basically, God’s family turned the Western world upside down through persuasion, not authority. I understand the setting is Israel, but also understand that Greco-Roman culture was the dominate world persuasion during that time. During that time, Western thought dominated the world and was defined by the great Western thinkers, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. This is very much the case in our day as well. Therefore, the New Testament is going to be a historical mirror for interpreting what is going on in our day generally, and technically defined by a literal/grammatical interpretation without excluding genre in context. This follows God’s plan for individual interpretation because He holds man accountable individually. God does not hold the individual accountable while writing the Bible in a way that excludes individual interpretation and leaving the individual to sort out vast claims of authority by men. This is where “there is no mediator between God and man other than Christ” is a bit too simple for those of us that outsmart ourselves. Perhaps “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me” is also too simple. It would seem that the meaning of the word “all” would be evident.

Building on the theme of this post, part and parcel with the founding principles of Western logic established in the 5th century by the big three, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle was the practice of pederasty.

Pederasty in ancient Greece was a socially acknowledged erotic relationship between an adult male (the erastes) and a younger male (the eromenos) usually in his teens.[2] It was characteristic of the Archaic and Classical periods.[3] The influence of pederasty on Greek culture of these periods was so pervasive that it has been called “the principal cultural model for free relationships between citizens.”[4]

Some scholars locate its origin in initiation ritual, particularly rites of passage on Crete, where it was associated with entrance into military life and the religion of Zeus.[5] It has no formal existence in the Homeric epics, and seems to have developed in the late 7th century BC as an aspect of Greek homosocial culture,[6] which was characterized also by athletic and artistic nudity, delayed marriage for aristocrats, symposia, and the social seclusion of women.[7] Pederasty was both idealized and criticized in ancient literature and philosophy.[8] The argument has recently been made that idealization was universal in the Archaic period; criticism began in Athens as part of the general Classical Athenian reassessment of Archaic culture.[9]

Scholars have debated the role or extent of pederasty, which is likely to have varied according to local custom and individual inclination.[10] The English word “pederasty” in present-day usage might imply the abuse of minors in certain jurisdictions, but Athenian law, for instance, recognized consent but not age as a factor in regulating sexual behavior.[11] As classical historian Robin Osborne has pointed out, historical discussion of paiderastia is complicated by 21st-century moral standards…

…The Greek practice of pederasty came suddenly into prominence at the end of the Archaic period of Greek history; there is a brass plaque from Crete, about 650-625 BC, which is the oldest surviving representation of pederastic custom. Such representations appear from all over Greece in the next century; literary sources show it as being established custom in many cities by the 5th century BC.[30]…

…The erastes-eromenos relationship played a role in the Classical Greek social and educational system, had its own complex social-sexual etiquette and was an important social institution among the upper classes.[32] Pederasty has been understood as educative,[33] and Greek authors from Aristophanes to Pindar felt it naturally present in the context of aristocratic education (paideia).[34] In general, pederasty as described in the Greek literary sources is an institution reserved for free citizens, perhaps to be regarded as a dyadic mentorship: “pederasty was widely accepted in Greece as part of a male’s coming-of-age, even if its function is still widely debated.”[35]…

…In Crete, in order for the suitor to carry out the ritual abduction, the father had to approve him as worthy of the honor. Among the Athenians, as Socrates claims in Xenophon’s Symposium, “Nothing [of what concerns the boy] is kept hidden from the father, by an ideal[36] lover.”[37] In order to protect their sons from inappropriate attempts at seduction, fathers appointed slaves called pedagogues to watch over their sons. However, according to Aeschines, Athenian fathers would pray that their sons would be handsome and attractive, with the full knowledge that they would then attract the attention of men and “be the objects of fights because of erotic passions.”[38]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pederasty_in_ancient_Greece

Note my bold underlined emphasis above. How prevalent was this culturally during the time of Christ and the apostles? The apostle Paul used it as an example of the law’s role in justification. I am not going to use space here to articulate Paul’s usage of the word “guardian” in Galatians chapter 3 as Andy Young has already dealt with it here, but suffice to say that the word translated “guardian” is the very word “pedagogues” in that chapter. That’s how prevalent the practice of pederasty was during New Testament times. It is also behind the apostle Paul’s disdain for the Cretans during the same time. Paul also addressed this issue in the books of first and second Corinthians.

The American Revolution drove the reality of this practice that has never left Western reality underground because Americanism emphasized the freedom, ability, and dignity of the individual, but as Americanism and Enlightenment ideals dissipate, these practices will become more prevalent and even socially accepted. Of course, the biblical ideal of objective love defined by God’s law takes the idea of freedom of conscience much further, but that’s not the specific topic here.

Here is the point of this post: when these traditions come walking into the church, the tradition is covertly married with orthodoxy for the aforementioned reasons. Certainly, the epic example of the Catholic Church makes this point entirely. Add to this the fact that despite theological and warring spats between Catholics and Protestants, they openly share the same spiritual father: Saint Augustine who was an avowed Platonist which is also not happenstance. Fact is, Martin Luther and John Calvin NEVER left the Catholic Church. And, the institutional church spawned by Augustine in the 4th century may claim that it picked Platonist goodies off the metaphysical shelf and left the rest on the shelf, things like pederasty, but that is doubtful when one considers the true history of the Church. Augustine believed that Plato was a pre-Christianity Christian, and the Bible makes no sense without Platonism (See Susan Dohse’s conference series on Plato); are we to assume then that Plato’s societal ideals have been scrubbed from the metaphysical roundtable? Very doubtful. In fact, read the newspapers. Impossible.

Why? Why did it really happened? In one case where a mother went to the police and was brought up on church discipline accordingly, a pastor walked into court and demanded that the judge dismiss the case and turn the member-rapist over to the care of the church. While the judge was astonished and perplexed, we must understand that people ALWAYS do what they do for a reason. What is the logic that led this pastor to act in this outrageous way? Again, connect the dots of the aforementioned.

And what is at least one solution? Answer: utterly reject the idea that authority over salvation has been granted to the church. No, no, “all” means “all.” With all the pontificating in the institutional church about “the glory of God alone,” these men complicit in child-rape and drunk with control lust claim to have authority granted to Christ alone.

And in regard to this authority, what is the difference between churchianity and the worship of Moloch who demanded the sacrifice of our children? Why then did “believers” sacrifice their children to Moloch? Because Moloch had authority over faith and truth and Moloch said so. Likewise, the Pope says you can buy your loved ones out of purgatory and educated people deem it such. Jim Jones told his followers to drink poison and instructed them to feed the children first, and consequently, 900 fell in one day while hugging the children they sacrificed.

But in a twisted way these sacrifices are more humane than the church’s rape zone where the victims are blamed and relegated to torment on the installment plan.

May God give His family free revelation of His mind in facilitating the healing of those victimized by the church rape zone, and may we all come home to family and deprive the Platonist institutional church of its claim on salvation. We will no longer sacrifice our children in the present for a future pseudo-salvation. We will no longer fellowship with the good Germans of Protestantism. Nazism was not the only valid nationalism then, and the church is not the only valid way to salvation in the present. In fact, it is the wide road that leads to eternal destruction.

Come home to family in a family setting. Come home to leadership and not authority. Let us wrap our arms around your victims of tyranny and weep with them. Let us rejoice together in the one mind of Christ and his coming kingdom. Let us have the freedom to be persuaded in our own minds. Let condemnation vanish and let it give way to the law of love.

Let our appeal be to Christ alone who shares His glory and authority with no man. Let God be our Father, and Christ our brother who is not ashamed of us, but will return in His glory and slay the totally depraved and those who proudly call themselves, “sinners.”

paul

DisG.R.A.C.E: The Boz Tchividjian Fraud; Gracing the Victims into Obscurity

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 25, 2013

ppt-jpeg4“On the one hand, Tchividjian claims to be the epitome of compassion, while on the other hand, he partakes in partnerships with those willing to verbalize the idea that some Christians should be thrown in a wood chipper for disagreeing with Driscoll’s vision of ministry. It doesn’t add up—Tchividjian is a hypocrite. Obviously, even a child knows that there is something seriously wrong with anybody who would even think of that idea to make a point. How can Tchividjian help children if he doesn’t even know what a child knows?”   

Organizations that serve as mediators between parishioners and the institutional church are unprecedented in church history until now. For over 500 years, the Protestant religious machine has sold “grace” and Luther’s Theology of the Cross well. Whether Calvinist or Arminian, both function according to an exaggerated concept of justification. This, and nothing else, is what enabled the likes of the infamous Jack Hyles cartel to rape, pillage, and steal unfettered for over thirty years. Their crimes against humanity included pedophilia, statutory rape, and even suspicion of murder. Victims were silenced through character assassination (Hyles publically, and falsely accused one man of being a homosexual), Hyles’ mindless followers, and the forgive as you have been forgiven card. Even Hyles, the Arminianac, often touted the total depravity of the saints by making an excuse for one of his ministry leaders: he likes little boys and that’s just the way it is.

The saints finally wised up. When Hyles’ heir apparent, Jack Shaap, tried to conduct business as usual, a discernment group took matters into their own hands. Because the waters were not muddied with churchianity speak, First Baptist Church of Hammand was forced to take the high road by immediately firing Shaap and granting full disclosure to the FBI. Shaap got twelve years in prison, and First Baptist Church of Hammond is now an abuse-free zone—at least the in-your-face variety. The Bible states that elders are to be rebuked publicly so others will fear. IFB pastors now fear, and the results speak for themselves.

The situation is much different in Reformed circles where churchianity’s gospel speak muddies the waters. It’s the Jack Hyles We are All Just Sinners Saved by Grace Show all over again. Lest the saints take matters into their own hands like the organization Do Right Hyles Anderson, Reformed institutions support “mediation” organizations such as Peacemaker Ministries and the appropriately named “G.R.A.C.E.” The latter is headed by the persona of a former “tough prosecutor” embodied in Boz Tchividjian. He is all the rage in Reformed circles and fawned over by victim advocates.

The Results? Nether organization, again, supported by the institutional Reformed church, has yielded results like the lay organization Do Right Hyles Anderson. These organizations literally talk the issue to death via grace speak. The Bible explicitly speaks of prevention through fear and consequences as at least one important element of achieving an abuse-free zone in the church, but this is nowhere on Tchividjian’s radar screen. To the contrary, it is the same old song and dance in regard to us all being in the same boat with pedophiles:

Surely it is for such a time as this that the Church has been empowered to boldly and bravely embody the Good News to accusers and accused alike, and to forsake our own comfort and position to love the hurting with an illogical extravagance (http://netgrace.org/a-public-statement-concerning-sexual-abuse-in-the-church-of-jesus-christ/ [Posted on July 17, 2013 by Multi-Authors]).

I have written extensively in regard to why Reformed theology is antithetical to any ability to prevent or help victims of spiritual abuse, and will not take the time here to rehearse it, but this statement captures the age old Reformed idea that repentance (mortification) leads to an overall manifestation of the same gospel that saved us (vivification). If everyone involved in the situation would just repent and recognize that we are all sinners saved by grace, the gospel would be exalted and the victims would all be sitting around the campfire with the perpetrators singing Kumbaya. And supposedly, to the glory of God. Missing is the concept of justice and its part in healing and prevention, a word that this ministry has not been able to find in any G.R.A.C.E literature while the Bible speaks of “justice” directly 140 times, not including indirect references.

G.R.A.C.E’s performance in the ABWE scandal was like mud sliding up a hill while giving ABWE credibility as an organization dealing with a problem that they tried to sweep under the rug for more than ten years. The victims did an outstanding job of keeping the scandal alive against incredible odds until the G.R.A.C.E experts said, We will take it from here. Now the issue is barely spoken of in evangelical circles, if at all. The victims, known as the Missionary Kids, were directly responsible for getting a medical license taken away from one of the perpetrators. G.R.A.C.E’s only other open “investigation” is Bob Jones University. Their only closed “investigation” is New Tribes in 2010 via a “report,” but two arrests were made prior to G.R.A.C.E’s involvement and one afterward that had nothing to do with the report. The arrest was made due to a tip from an internet user. New Tribe was sued by a victim in 2011.

So what is my theory? My theory is that G.R.A.C.E is supported by the institutional church for the purpose of appearances in order to keep donations flowing into said organizations. G.R.A.C.E is representation for religious organizations endowed with ideology that breeds spiritual abuse. And in fact, G.R.A.C.E’s Chrsitocentric ideology has been a facilitator of abuse from the beginning of the Reformation. The idea that man should be concerned with justice was a joke to the Reformers and an affront to their doctrine of total depravity and realm manifestations of Christ’s obedience. G.R.A.C.E is like a realtor who represents the seller and the buyer both.

I say all of that leading up to the primary point I want to make about G.R.A.C.E and other Reformed organizations of the same stripe: their partnerships make the above case. Unbelievably, GRACE lists the “ministry” of Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill as an official partnership. While their website posits the idea of compassion with pictures of children that emulate a strong aurora of innocence, they are willing to associate with a ministry that states the following:

If only G.R.A.C.E were willing to share that same disdain for pedophiles rather than detractors of their Christocentric gospel. Both Justin Holcomb and Duncan Rankin sit on G.R.A.C.E’s board of directors. Holcomb is an elder at Driscoll’s Mars Hill church and the director of Driscoll’s Resurgence website. On the one hand, Tchividjian claims to be the epitome of compassion, while on the other hand, he partakes in partnerships with those willing to verbalize the idea that some Christians should be thrown in a wood chipper for disagreeing with Driscoll’s vision of ministry. It doesn’t add up—Tchividjian is a hypocrite. Obviously, even a child knows that there is something seriously wrong with anybody who would even think of that idea to make a point. How can Tchividjian help children if he doesn’t even know what a child knows?

Furthermore, after Tchividjian has fustigated those who defend SGM and CJ Mahaney (references: http://netgrace.org/where-are-the-voices-the-continued-culture-of-silence-and-protection-in-american-evangelicalism/http://www.zhoag.com/2013/05/25/boz-tchividjian-on-sgm/ ; http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/05/24/why-we-have-been-silent-about-the-sgm-lawsuit/), one finds out that Duncan Rankin is a professional executive assistant to one of CJ Mahaney’s staunchest supporters, Ligon Duncan.

This all points back to the Reformation’s kinship to Rome where salvation is only found in the institutional church. Today’s popes are the likes of James MacDonald, another close associate of Driscoll’s, who lives in a 1.9 million dollar house and insisted on his salary being raised from $250,000 to $350,000 in one year. Salvation can only be found on Mark Driscoll’s Reformed bus, and if you don’t sit down and shut up, they will throw you off that bus and run you over with it. It’s a banged-up bus with nasty stains on the seats, but it is the only bus going to heaven.

And it is Boz Tchividjian’s job to protect that bus by gracing the victims into obscurity.

paul

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