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The 'elephant in the room'...
The 'elephant in the room' is a common saying for an issue that is evident but is being keenly ignored, side stepped, avoided etc. We all have them, at home, work and yes even at church!

The problem with the church elephant(s) is the biblical reasons why they should be dealt with, but are not!

What is/are your elephant(s) church wise, and how should it/they be dealt with biblically?

A big elephant in church is a refusal to forgive, despite God's Word clearly stating; "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." (Eph 4: 32).

A second question is: What is likely to happen if we continue to ignore the elephant(s)?

Peter Carr 15/02/2012 12:26 Write a reply

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Pawlo (Guest) 15/02/2012 13:13
Most churches in the UK are the elephant in the room. That's the issue!
Guest (Guest) 15/02/2012 13:27
Peter , you know of course who made that phrase "elephant in the room" popular? Heres a quote from him:

"Of course politics are important — Iraq, Palestine, even social deprivation in Bradford. But as we wake up to this huge challenge to our civilised values, don't let's forget the elephant in the room — an elephant called "religion".

Richard Dawkins
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