One of the churches in the New City Network in the Washington, D.C. area is Mosaic City Church. Tony Kibic who serves at Mosaic is pursuing his education through John MacArthur’s The Master’s Seminary. For Tony, to pursue his education through a school that a couple of years back demanded that a rape victim repent to her rapist for tempting him illustrates why Evangelical Christianity will never rise above the sexual or domestic abuse issue. Not only are too many evangelicals infatuated with celebrity pastors, but abuse is inconvenient. Then you also have to figure in what Mark Noll said about the scandal of the evangelical mind.
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.
Luke 2:1 NLT
This blog would like to look at an issue at a New City Network Church that has broader implications for Evangelical Christianity. So prepare to brace yourself for realizing that not only does Mosaic City Church have issues, but that Evangelical Christianity will likely never overcome the issue of domestic or sexual abuse.
Who is Tony Kibic and What is Mosaic Church?
Tony Kibic originally comes from Waldorf, Maryland. He studied B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies at Regent University. Then he went on and is working on his Masters of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary. The Master’s Seminary is affiliated with John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church outside Los Angeles, California. Tony met his wife at McLean Bible where he has been a pastor since 2017. He came on as a Director of Ministry at Mosaic City Church.
Mosaic City Church is a New City Network plant in the Mosaic District of Fairfax, Virginia. The church was also planted by Kenji Adachi All People’s Community Church. Kenji as this blog has written about came from Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis which is led by John Bryson. Bryson’s church covered up the worship pastor’s voyeurism and manufacturing of child pornography inside a church. This blog dragged out the rest of the story and you can read it in the archives. Mosaic City Church is led by Aaron Nichols. This blog has written about Mosaic City Church in the past in the following posts, “When a Church Plant is the Fruit of Sin. Looking at Aaron Nichols Mosaic City Church as Supported by Kenji Adachi’s All People’s Community Church” and “No Mosaic City Church and All Peoples Community Church Are Not Being Persecuted by a Blogger.”
Remembering When John MacArthur’s Masters Seminary Had a Female Repent to Her Rapist for Sexually Tempting Him
In 2017 Marci Preheim broke a dark story that came out of John MacArthur’s The Master’s Seminary. A female at the Masters Seminary has a date rape drug slipped into her drink. She is then allegedly sexually assaulted. When she brings the rape to the attention of the Master’s Seminary her Biblical counselor encourages her to marry her alleged rapist. Rick Holland confers with John MacArthur and they determine that the women needs to face some discipline for how she dressed, the alcohol she drank and her almost dancing. What was wrong was not the rape but how she dressed. She is responsible for her rape in that she tempted her rapist. The Master’s Seminary orders her to repent to her rapist for tempting him. Then after apologizing she is kicked out of school. I wrote about this situation in September of 2017. You can read the post and then follow the original article that Marci Preheim wrote in, “The Tragic Story of a Rape Victim from the Masters College as Led by John MacArthur Who was Allegedly Ordered to Repent to her Rapist for Inciting her Sexual Assault for being a Woman.”
Tony Kibic Illustrates Why Evangelical Christianity Will Never Overcome Sexual and Domestic Abuse
Tony Kibic studying through The Masters Seminary highlights many aspects of why Evangelical Christianity is broken beyond repair. One of the biggest take aways is that evangelicalism will never be able to overcome rape, sexual abuse and domestic abuse. Stop and consider some of the seminaries that Tony could have studied at: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, BIOLA, Fuller, Wheaton, Lancaster Bible College, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, etc… You get my point. But Tony chooses to enroll (most likely through the online program…) at The Master’s Seminary. This information about the Master’s Seminary ordering a rape victim to repent to her rapist has been around for a couple of years now. What is troubling is that Tony Kibic even with this information present decided to enroll at The Masters Seminary. This in my mind helps explain why sexual and domestic abuse will never be resolved in the evangelical Christian world. Individuals like Tony Kibic push it aside as they are more enamored with people like John MacArthur. Domestic abuse and rape are inconveniences in the end and they are to be ignored. It also raises another question, when a domestic abuse situation happens at Aaron Nichol’s Mosaic City Church will Tony Kibic be able to do the right thing? This blog has its doubts that he will be able to do so. Also Tony enrolling in The Master’s Seminary is another confirmation to Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. No other book could better describe the problems and issues with evangelicalism. As the book eloquently states, “The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind.” The fact that people still are patronizing The Master’s Seminary with these issues coming out of the organization illustrate how Tony, as many evangelical Christians struggle with basic thinking skills and learning comprehension. Evangelical Christianity places more emphasis on emotion than logic or reason. In order to thrive in evangelicalism one must suspend reason and critical thinking skills. That happens with generous consumption of Kool Aid. Its sad to write all this but I also believe that the evangelical movement and people like Tony Kibic need to face the facts in situations like this one. To those reading this post in the Washington, D.C. area, this is why you should stay away from Mosaic City Church. Too many concerns about it and other New City Network church plants exist. To those who read this please know you were warned.