Wise as Serpents: Evil Comes to Eden (Pt 2 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

A Cry For Justice

If evil came to Eden, that perfect paradise where everything had been pronounced “very good” by the Lord, why in the world would we not expect it to come among us today in the church? And yet, professing Christians seem to default to a kind of “willful blindness” to that evil, enabling the wicked and furthering the suffering of the oppressed. These are some of the issues we address in this second sermon of Wise as Serpents.

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men… (Matthew 10:16-17a)

An appeaser is someone who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. (Winston Churchill)

There is something in each of us, I suppose especially in people who consider themselves to be “good” people, that refuses to see evil for what it is. And it…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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