Myth ~ Churches are safe places. While at church you can trust those who are also there.
Reality ~ Churches are not a museum of saints—they are a hospital for sinners. We live in a fallen world. Many of those who attend church are doing so because they realize their sinfulness. After accepting the truth of The Gospel of Jesus Christ they become new creatures who are evolving into a more and more Christ-like character. But it is a slow process which will not be finalized until they reach their final home in heaven.
But not all who attend church always have honorable intentions. Those who are pursuing an honorable character and life occasionally fall back into old sinful habits. Unfortunately, in some situations the most dangerous place for children is in children’s ministries.
Scripture ~ Even Christians are warned about the dangers all around them. Christ warned His disciples, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as dove” (Matthew 10:16).
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”1 Peter 5:8).
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