I am writing to you as an “outsider,” but I felt compelled to write about some things I observed about the church in Australia. I write this hoping that no offense will be taken to my observations and thoughts. Instead, these concerns will lead to repentance and reformation among Christians in your country. I love the church in Australia, and I have always felt at home and delighted in her fellowship. I feel a strong kinship with Australian Christians; many of my closest friends are Australians.
Though I have concerns and criticisms, let me be clear: I am not approaching this as an indicting prosecutor seeking a conviction. Instead, I am a brother who loves Christ and the church and desires to see the Church reform. It is the hope of reformation that has led me to write this. It is a desire to see you and other Christians in Australia pursue holiness. It is a desire to see Aussie Christians furthered in their walk with Christ. It is a desire for the Glory of God and the purity of God’s people that is my chief aim. These criticisms will undoubtedly land close to home, but in the words of Proverbs 27:6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend.” So dear brother, please hear me out.