Child abuse in protestant churches is a real problem. Just last week several church insurance agencies have spoken out on this problem. I am proud to say that Southern Baptists Churches are aware of the issues and looking for ways to protect children. Here is the historic resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Convention against child abuse last month.
Child abuse and neglect is a disgrace to our nation. Even worse – many Christians are unaware of the issue. I believe that churches should be leading the way.
Sunday, April 29, 2007 was designated as National Blue Sunday. This was a day set aside for churches to pray for the victims of child abuse. As believers it should break our hearts when children suffer. We must recognize that God values children. The Bible says, â€œBehold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.â€ (Psalm 127:3) Kids matter to God. We must affirm that little ones are Godâ€™s gift to us. Christians should be the first ones to stand against child abuse. We must defend children and work for real change.