The IBLP board removed Gothard when they learned of the allegations but Gothard is now accusing the board of handling the situation poorly per The Washington Post story referenced in this WorldMag story. These accusations by Gothard does not sound like a repentant individual.
....Texan from Georgia writes: "Any church that has signed on with the government as a 501c3 church is a church of the state and has removed Christ as the head of that church. Seriously look this up and read what they have agreed to by signing on the dotted line."
I agree! We are so short sided in our view of history and the future. i.e. we want to accuse the Govt of intruding in church affairs today but the church never should have taken the 501c bait years ago!
I would describe my church with a bell curve. You have a small tail that know the scriptures (normally the older members) who wonder to themselves why we've lost the reverence for God but trust the Pastor and 'Staff' know what they are doing. Then you have the majority that floats through a compartmented life with little to no interaction between the spiritual and secular.
In many cases church leaders have gone from being shephards to just being 'one of the guys' who just happens to preach / teach a seeker friendly message. Therefore when they do decide to take a stand on something it is labeled 'political activism' whereas it use to be called biblical conviction.
I would like to see the republican candidates come together and pledge their support for one another. i.e. not only to support whomever gets the nomination but if willing to use other candidates in their administration such as Sec of State, Atty General, etc.