To put it like the familiar saying, you can take the church out of SGM, but it’s not so easy to take the SGM out of the church.) But this nonsense of wholesale-condemning everything SGM has ever taught just because SGM taught it has got to stop.Likewise, it is not at all healthy or fruitful for people to build an identity upon having been abused, rather than upon having been redeemed by Jesus Christ.
But chemo drugs can damage normal cells, too, which can cause short-term and long-term side effects.Chemotherapy damage to quickly dividing cells can cause side effects such as low blood cell counts, nausea, diarrhea, or hair loss during treatment.But it’s also true, like it or not, that the Bible gives us some pretty straightforward assertions about Jesus and what we need to believe about Him in order to be viewed by God as “on His side” (and not lost, not condemned to an eternity in hell).I find it really troublesome when the conversation moves from calling out SGM’s peculiar twistedness and abuses of various Christian doctrines to trash-talking the doctrines themselves.These short-term side effects usually go away over time after treatment is over.
Late effects, on the other hand, may happen many years later. This means that many different kinds of healthy, normal cells are dividing faster than they would be in an adult.But until then, the general conversations about what we Persona – I agree that a large swath of Christianity was influenced by Gothardism in the 70s and 80s.The Christian school I attended, sponsored by a pretty “normal” middle-of-the-road Evangelical/Reformed church had several key employees who had attended Basic Youth Conflicts (or whatever the adult counterpart ended up being) and freely integrated some of those teachings into our school’s culture.(It’s not enough for a church to merely withdraw from the SGM organization, hold some coffee klatches, slap a new label on itself, and think it has charted a new course.The way almost all pastors came into their leadership positions is still rotten at its core, and until that is addressed and until the root issue of lack of accountability to ordinary members is dealt with, the church will still remain SGM.Careful follow-up after cancer treatment helps doctors find and treat any late effects as early as possible.