For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Lately, there have been many comments from anonymous folks who want to remind/inform the world of the sins of those who have left. If these folks were still in your church, would you sell them out like this?
What is to be gained by calling out the sins of someone else? Does that make God more likely to forgive your trespasses? What is in the heart of someone who keeps track of other people’s mistakes? Are you without sin?
I choose to shout my own sins from the housetop, by telling my story in my memoir. I do not look forward to having people I know read certain parts of my book. I’ve said, done, and thought things I’m ashamed of. But, I won’t hide my sins, I choose to confess and ask forgiveness. I hope that someone can learn from my mistakes, or find comfort in relating to things I’ve walked through.
I’m not suggesting that everyone should have a public confession such as the route I have chosen, but I am suggesting that when you wish to point out the sins of others so publicly - when you persist in remembering the faults of others, but so conveniently forget or hide your own - you may want to remember that all that is hidden, will one day be made known to all. One day, your sins will be shouted from the housetops my friends.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?