Biblical Ethics and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Roger L. Dixon, M. Div., Th.M., Ph.D. about biblical ethics and responding to child abuse. 


This paper addresses Biblical ethics when the crime of child abuse (particularly sexual abuse) occurs in a Christian church, mission, or school. Download this white paper to learn more about responding to these situations, including:

  • the general ethics undergirding investigation and punishment of child sexual abuse;
  • ethics and a Biblical worldview about children;
  • internal and governmental approaches in handling allegations of abuse;
  • questions of grace and forgiveness;
  • interpretation of Scriptures about managing conflict; and
  • use of professionals in the internal investigation process.

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Because of the generality of the information on this site, it may not apply to a given place, time, or set of facts. It is not intended to be legal advice, and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations