A discernment exercise from an EFCA church in Walnut Creek, California. North Creek Church as led by Dr. Kent Dresdow has its dress and swimming guidelines for junior high students. The goal is not to make people “stumble” into sexual sin. How do you look at these guidelines? Or is this legalism and similar to what C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries did?
“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
Edward De Bono
“To live is to think.”
That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
Acts 17: 10-12 NLT
Today at The Wondering Eagle I am going to use the dress and swimming guidelines from an EFCA church in Walnut Creek, California as a discernment exercise. North Creek Church just changed senior pastors. Dr. Jon McNeff who led the church for 24 years retired. O June 1, 2018 Dr. Kent Dresdow stepped into his place. The Wondering Eagle would like to welcome the new senior pastor. I am going to be writing about North Creek from time to time. However today’s post is a discernment exercise. Take a look at the dress guidelines for the junior high ministry. I will give you a hint about North Creek Church, their library has a lot of C.J. Mahaney material the last time I looked. If you want to hear what Mahaney taught about modesty you can watch it in the video above. Here are the guidelines:
Now these are some questions that come to my mind, but I will let you think upon them and others.
- Are girls in junior high sexual objects by North Creek Church?
- Are girls responsible for keeping men sexually pure in how they dress?
- Are guys responsible for not making girls stumble?
- What is legalism? Despite what the guidelines say is this legalism?
Please read the guidelines and feel free to discuss. That is it for the day guys know that you are loved.