A young woman in Australia has been accused of attempting to convert others to Christianity by promising them she would “bring Christ back”.
Kensington Church pastor John Griffiths said his daughter, Grace, had been using the social media platform Facebook to promote a book she was working on.
“She’s not an expert on this topic, but she has a love for the Bible,” Mr Griffiths told ABC Radio Canberra.
“So we’ve got a lot of people on Facebook that are Christians, but are not very well-informed about this subject.”
And I’m one of them.
“The 25-year-old woman, who has not been named, posted a Facebook message on Monday offering to teach others how to read the Bible and to pray for people’s conversion.”
I want to share this with you because it has a real impact, because the book is a bible for people of faith and I have found that many of them are struggling with their faith,” she wrote.”
It’s a book that has touched my heart and has touched many people’s hearts, and I’m going to share it with you.
“But a number of comments on the Facebook post by those who had read the book, including those who were Christian, were negative.”
You shouldnt be trying to convert people,” one person wrote.’
Cameron has a lot to answer for’Ms Griffiths is currently working with the church’s community service arm to help people who had lost faith in Christianity, but he says he had not realised at the time she had even used Facebook.”
There’s a lot going on there, so it’s not like I had a lot left,” he said.”
We don’t want to see people go through something like that.
“The only thing that’s been confirmed is that she’s got some serious issues with Christianity, and she has some serious problems with her personal life.”
Mr Griffiths says Ms Griffiths’ Facebook posts did not reflect who she was.
“They don’t reflect her,” he told ABC News.
“Her name is Grace, but there’s a different person behind her name.”‘
We don-t know what happened’Community service minister Dr Peter Brown told the ABC Ms Griffithes had a long history of “blaming the victim”.
“It is something she has been doing for years, and if she is telling people to get in touch with the Lord, I don’t think she’s been very honest,” Dr Brown said.
He said Ms Griffithse’s messages to people about converting others were “a lot like the victim blaming thing” and the church would “do everything we can” to help the young woman.
“Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this and we will find out what happened, but I’m sure we will get to that.”
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