AN AMAZING FISHING STORY
By Ken Blue
I saw a news report recently of two men who were fishing in the dark of night. I am not sure if their method was legal or not, or if they kept the fish. They were in a small aluminum boat shining a spotlight around in the water. At times they would tap the side of the boat, and the fish went wild.
You could see fish jumping out of the water by the hundreds; In fact, many of them landed in the boat. As I said before, I have no knowledge if the method was legal; or if they kept any of the fish.
The interesting observation was the nontraditional method used to get the fish into the boat. They did no use a net, a gaff, or a hook. Yet they had more fish in the boat than you could count.
Now, if the method was legal, would you have kept the fish? Or, are you so set in your ways, you would have thrown them back into the water and refuse to keep those not reeled in on your line or taken in a net?
That is the line some preachers are trying to sell to churches. That is, if you did not go to the door of the lost and win them to Christ in the home, or on the street corner, you are in violation of Scripture. This idea that the church building is for the saved only and that sinners should not be in the building is insane. The more sinners you can get in the church building, the more likely you are to have more conversions each Sunday.
Don’t be foolish; there are many ways to catch fish, and if they will jump into your boat, all the better. The above method is novel, but it worked. The two reasons pastors cannot learn new methods of fishing, is they are bound by tradition and they fear the brethren.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.