Berean Baptist Church of OHIO does not advocate child abuse in any way!

Recently, a pastor of a church of the same name (Berean Baptist Church) in North Carolina made some remarks concerning homosexuality and appeared to advocate striking a child in various ways for exhibiting homosexual or effeminate behavior. You can read his retraction letter here at their website. His comments can be easily found through a web search.

Due to the fact that our church has the same name, we have been getting emails at our web address concerning this sermon! Please know that this sermon was preached at a church in North Carolina by a pastor who we trust regrets his unfortunate and reprehensible comments. Berean Baptist Church of Ohio has no affiliation with this church.

Berean Baptist Church of Pickerington is committed to loving children, protecting children and teaching children the truth of God’s Word as revealed in the 66 books of the Bible. You can click here to read how we protect children when given an opportunity to minister to them and their families.

We hope this clears any misconception that may have been caused due to this unfortunate situation. Let this be a reminder to us all that Jesus said in Matthew 12:35-37

(35) The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. (36) I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, (37) for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

And let us all be careful what language we use, that it would be edifying to the saints and glorifying to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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