no secret that there are many child molesters on the
prowl today. Less well known is that these people
represent a headache for Christians,
because our fellowships are usually open to all and
because we can be too trusting.
abuse of children by professing Christians is not
limited to Catholicism. For years it has been occurring
well beyond Roman bounds. And nowadays it seems to be
threatening every denomination, and indeed every shade
of church within each denomination, from highly
evangelical to strongly emergent, and from cessationist
the (non-Catholic) author of this book researched the
topic, he discovered that a horrifying number of
non-Catholic fellowships have suffered
the sexual abuse of one or more youngsters. He also
learned that even the best background checks miss the
majority of predators.
Child molestation is an extremely
distressing subject. When we learn the potential extent
of the problem within our circles, we are reluctant to
think about it. We tend to assume that God would never
let the children in our particular fellowship suffer.
# Churches from across the spectrum have been
consequences of a child being abused are
too awful to risk.
# If one’s church has knowingly
compromised on any of the
teachings God has given us in His word for our safety,
how can it presume on His protection?
# Even if the reader is absolutely
certain that their own
fellowship is immune, what about those fellowships
attended by family members and
This book, five years in the making, reveals
the chilling growth in child sex attacks throughout the
denominations. It also explains why this growth is
taking place, and describes the simple, God-ordained
ways in which churches can avoid this hazard and keep
their children safe from even the most cunning, determined
and experienced molesters and their devastating actions.