A Church Getting Personal Is Essential:
How much trouble would have been saved? Young lives even? If just one decent person had gotten personal about Jimmy Saville’s affairs? (Or my brother in law’s)
And that is only two drops in a giant ocean of evil deceit.
People like to pounce on me when they think I’m “Getting personal now.” I always give the same answer, because that makes my blood boil. My answer is, always ‘Do you realise the harm you are doing to society, and the license you are giving to criminals, by keeping to that sick policy?’
Personal is what a single Church must be, and should have always been. Condemnation of the sinners, and upholders of God’s laws. Keepers of immigration details, including copies of the papers. Etc.
At present we have what the Bible terms ‘busy bodies.’ People in the N.H.S. or just down the pub, who know they can further themselves by falsely accusing others. Sometimes they get it one hundred percent correct, but because they condemn to death without further discussion, sometimes even on the strength of a confession, because people are inclined to talk to the N.H.S., thinking it goes in one ear and out the other, there is no means for repentance. This makes them more guilty than the people they condemn. Even when they are guilty.
Don’t ever for a second believe that I have not the right, or the mandate to become personal in the affairs of others. I have, but at least they have the right to reply. Or repent.
Note: Added 02.10.13. I notice that people who won’t or can’t give very personal details about themselves are mostly unemployed. The reason is that employers are now forced to ask more and more personal details in job applications. They must. Some people would like to be asked nothing at all, but this real world does not work that way. Especially in work and industry.