Our English word sincere is derived from a Latin expression (sine cera) meaning 'without wax'.
Ancient-Eastern artificers created beautiful statues from clay to be fired in a kiln, painted and sold. Occasionally, something would go wrong, leaving flaws in the finished product. Unscrupulous merchants would then purchase these flawed items at a vastly-reduced price, fill the gaps with wax and paint over them, and then ask the same price for them as for the perfect products. Advocates of best practice would attempt to counter the problem in the market-place by certifying with signs declaring their wares to be SINE CERA-'without wax': a claim for which credibility was strengthened by willingly displaying their products out of the shade - in the full heat of the sun. Disreputable dealers became 'shady characters' - lest the sun's heat should expose the fraudulent nature of their products.
There has been a call to those leading the church called Mosaic to be taken out of the shade and to be placed into the full heat of the sun. Current members, former members and outsiders (those never attended the church) are asking for this leadership group to be placed in the sunlight to be examined. Some are arguing that the method in which this call to accountability could or should have been handled different. They argue that there could have been more private meetings, more private discussions and more private correspondence. This approach has proven fruitless over many years, and has only caused even more pain to the wounded.
Considering this leadership group will not stand and be accountable, we must expose the truth for the church body to examine. It is time for the church to take action. The mission of Mosaic of Pain is as follows:
The primary aim of Mosaic Of Pain is to call for Repentance, Resignation and Restitution of the leadership group of Mosaic, specifically it’s elders and lead pastor Erwin McManus, considering the abuse of power, abuse of finances and the abuse of God’s word.