“God deserves better than this”
Jesus ‘suffered the little children to come unto him’, so what’s with your ‘divine right of Kings’ model for South African leadership where educated loyal tithe paying ‘plebs’ outside of church employ should ‘mind there own business’ and not trouble unelected Division leadership with their genuine concern of despotic activity by Division leadership?
If during Roman times tax paying citizens could appeal to Caesar above some local governing hack and in Medieval times taxpayers could appeal over some local tyrant to the King why in the 21st Century would you deny loyal,thoughtful, God fearing church members their right to be heard by the highest authority regarding serious alleged behaviors by SID division leaders? Especially after following the chain of command.
This pious platitude that you don’t need a higher academic degree to be a minister of the church is an artful dodge by some to avoid facing the horror that there actually might be deceit, fraud and possible criminal activity by certain Church officials. And how much did the General Conference leadership know and how much are they colluding in deceit?
We all no doubt have our theories as to how this will be handled. Not taking the concerns of serious minded, thoughtful educated church members, no doubt experts in their own field, in my opinion is only deserving of contempt. I think God deserves better than some shabby opaque back room deal in Silver Springs. Best wishes, Edgar