I have to admit my mind just swims when I look at the different responses from different groups to ‘scandals’ within their circles. Being human I think we all realize coming clean at times isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.
I don’t know about most, but I value people that can fall – even big time – and then pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and keep going. It can’t be easy to totally own something, and yet you notice at times some individuals don’t seem to have an issue with this at all. While, others – especially some leaders – struggle with even admitting the smallest of issues.
Doug Phillips, of Vision Forums has resigned over an affair that he claims hasn’t gone into the ‘biblically intimate” realms…if you catch my drift. Their ministry seems to be falling apart at the seams that this point, and now you are getting the impression that despite his ‘repentance’ letter he placed online? He truly isn’t all that sorry. Here is a partial quote from Spiritual Sounding board from a another ‘leader’ that was groomed in this movement since the cradle.
He then wrote about the intention of a group of men who were “bosom brothers,” close friends, to lovingly confront Phillips to plea for true repentance and restoration.
What for us was a tender, emotional, mission of mercy and plea for true repentance was met with something, and by someone I never could have imagined. Instead of being received as the “wounds of a friend” (Proverbs 27:6), I was formally disowned and declared to be a “destroyer” to my face.
After Marilyn's husband was shot in a holdup, she kept her sons very close. According to Marilyn, processed food causes cancer, school is a place where children are shot and bullied, the city streets harbor killers around every corner, and foster homes lead children into lives of abuse and misery.
Marilyn (mother) is arrested off-screen and is shown in Novak's office with her attorney. Adam arrives and angrily berates Marilyn for lying to him about Daniel and for making him shoot Jacob. Daniel enters the office and sarcastically greets Marilyn much to her shock. Realizing that she has lost control of her son, Marilyn accuses the police of destroying her family. Stabler and Benson begin dragging Marilyn out of the office, and she begs Adam for help, saying that she's the only one he can trust, but Adam doesn't even look at her.
Vision Forum Ministries President Doug Phillips Resigns Due to Infidelity
Revisiting Vision Forum
Vision Forum: Peter Bradrick Speaks
Under Much Grace – plenty of articles on the aspects of the group think
How Doug Phillips Wreaked Havoc On My Family