The Worst Is Over For Gospel For Asia
Speaking with obvious care over his words, he said that it would not be “unreasonable” for people to suspend support for the charity, at least until such time as they were again ratified by the ECFA.
The list of CC pastors giving these announcements is growing, but not fast enough.
What GFA board member Skip Heitzig is well aware of is that (short of any criminal indictments), the worst is over for the charity.
The main stream Christian media have taken their shots and are unlikely to pursue the matter any farther.
Gospel For Asia has the public relations firm in place and the money available to weather the storm and come back out on the other side, just as Heitzig did when he endured his own scandal.
They will count on the short attention span and memory of the public to insure their ability to rebuild.
It will probably work.
Unless there is a groundswell of social media involvement from bloggers, donors, and pastors, (as there was when Mark Driscoll was toppled) this story will soon fade away.
No repentance needed.
One of the truly shameful aspects of this situation is that the testimonies by the GFA Diaspora of cultish and abusive behaviors on the part of GFA leaders didn’t move the needle of public concern.
K.P. Yohannan wearing robes and having his ring kissed drew more scorn than a hundred insiders speaking about lives being broken.
When the church is more concerned with ecclesiastical rituals than with broken lives it has utterly forgotten it’s purpose for existing in the first place.