The truth is we trusted Jim Cymbala because he has a ‘trusted role,’ not because he is a trustworthy individual. In fact, what we see outlined in this site is that he is not only untrustworthy, but is dangerous and predatory, feeding on people in the congregation in the worst ways.
I agree. We should give thanks for our eyes having been opened. We are to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Ignorance is not bliss. We will never be the same knowing what we know, but the truth is the truth.
Many have a hard time processing what harm Jim and his family and other leaders have done, because they NEED their narrative to be true. They may self-destruct if it’s not true because they have elevated BT and Jim Cymbala to places they ought not to been.
The public revelation of how morally corrupt top leadership is will hurt some more than others. Some never discerned the wolves. Others have (rightly) warned of the wolves. Wolves In shepherd’s clothing. Always eating, never full.
Question. In the interest of “handling things biblically,” how does the Bible tell us to handle wolves? Wolves in leadership? What are God’s thoughts on these people?