Whether the powers that rule the Church of God in Christ are listening or not, its people are speaking. Decades of hidden, willful sin is festering right under the surface of COGIC’s grandiose facade.
Does COGIC have a moral problem or a criminally moral problem? Both are outside the pale for a so-called Christian church unless of course apostasy is being revealed in a different form.
The Sherman Allen case which broke in 2007 has not yet come to trial, but the church’s sorry, passive response to it will serve as a noose once the legal challenges against it begin to move. The story was covered fairly well by The Dallas Observer and provided probably one of the only outlets for people to seek out the truth. Certainly they had come to expect their own church was not going to inform them. The Sherman Allen case has come to represent all that has been unknown and perhaps all that will be revealed in time.
I read with much interest the comments of those who voiced their exasperation, frustration and anger at COGIC’s stone faced approach to sexual abuse in its midst. Reading the comments (with quite a few from COGIC members) answered many questions raised here.
Here are examples of those who noted the issues. Keep in mind these comments were posted two years ago and here we are today asking the same questions but facing the same cold-hearted non-response. Same situation, different faces.
- Coverup for years
- Administration antiquated
- Questions about the silence
- Response to the questions
- Despite Allen’s sordid reputation in DFW, COGIC fully accepted him
- COGIC leadership sexual scandals not new
- COGIC like a “police department” silence code
- Homosexuality rampant among traveling preachers
How could any organization refuse to address such a rotten cancer in its midst? COGIC arrogantly calls itself “the greatest church in the world” but dont be fooled, this is a church in name only.
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. ‘So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. ‘But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. Rev 3:1-4 NASB