Thursday Thought — Do Christians have Rights?
Bill Gothard and others in ‘c’hristian communities would have you believe that as a christian you no longer have any rights and that demanding your rights is wrong, even sinful. This erroneous belief is demonstrated in this quote by Dan Leningen:
Demanding your ‘rights’ is pride in expecting that you deserve to be treated a certain way. Ultimately, we deserve nothing but judgment for our sin.
The ramifications of such a belief upon abuse victims are horrific and Rebecca Davis has done an excellent job of exposing the heresy of this teaching in her article, Replying to One Who Says Christians Should Have No Rights [Internet Archive link].
Update October 2016: Rebecca has now expanded on the teaching about Christians and their rights — their human rights as well as their rights in Christ — to become the first two chapters of the new Justice Keepers Publishing book Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind [*Affiliate link].