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Did you know the purpose of the law is to protect the rights of the individual? Therefore, I think it is important for churches to establish at least unwritten laws concerning the way it treats its individuals. In any relationship, those involved need to constantly check to ensure that they are treating the other fairly, compassionately, and justly. This includes churches. I've come to believe that all churches are prone to spiritual abuse. In fact, I claim that the abuse of people is the gravitational pull of all institutions and organizations. So we must be diligent to ensure that they don't go there.
I've assembled these 10 questions the church can ask itself to see that it isn't abusing its people: