By Ken Blue
I get weary of pounding the same nail over and over! Because of the idiots in the ministry who teach if you use a method from someone they disagree with, you are without Bible standards or morals; I feel compelled to repeat myself. They comfort and reassure themselves by attacking others; and they actually believe God has given them the ministry of finding fault with any who will not follow them. Dr. Charles Keen said, “The devil knows nothing of balance. He will have you to be a dead Episcopalian or a snake handling Pentecostal.”
The two most dangerous people in the world today are the liberals and the radical fundamentalist. The liberals ordain Sodomites to the ministry; the radical fundamentalists hate them and want them to go to hell. (A good godly attitude). The liberal does not believe any Bible is the Word of God; the radical fundamentalists teach that no one is a Bible believe without a King James Bible. The liberal embraces everyone, whereas, the radical fundamentalist believes no one is spiritual or moral except himself. The liberals destroy America with their denial of the Word and their inclusiveness. The radical fundamentalist destroys America with their exclusiveness and mishandling of the Word of God. The liberals are opposed to owning guns; the radical fundamentalists build an arsenal of weapons to attack government buildings. The liberal is for abortion, the radical fundamentalist wants to blow up abortion clinics. The devil uses both of them to accomplish his purpose. The end result will be the same. Both radical groups are terrorists; they simply have different strategies and methods.
Some fundamentalists think every sermon should be an attack on sodomites, democrats, Obama, Catholics, and everyone else outside their “camp.” They act as though soul winning, discipleship, and missions are secondary to their nonproductive ministry. A pastor should be opposed to every one of these things named, but these should not become the centerpiece of his ministry.
Apparently these men hold a philosophy (there, I said it) that the church building is only open to the sanctified. I have known this crowd for 50 years, and they are not as saintly as they would have you believe. I know fundamentalist who are sodomites, pedophiles, steal church funds, ran off with someone’s wife, committed adultery, use drugs, get drunk, watch pornography, smoke cigarettes, and use profanity.
In addition to the above, we add the following list to their sins. “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19. We will not publish their names in order to protect the guilty.
So, when a critic attacks a man’s morals, because he doesn’t like him or his methods, he is simply creating a smoke screen to protect himself and his friends. You can be sure they have skeletons in their closet they hope you never see.
It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish: if you want a few self-righteous manikins, just attack all others. If you want to win souls, disciple believers and send out missionaries; do whatever you can to reach and win the lost.
I must clarify the above statement because of the little people. “For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. 22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:19-22.
Pastor, let the Cocker Spaniels bark, and you keep the caravan moving!
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.
Hit the nail on the head again!
Jason Murphy says
That is so true. It makes me think of Pr. 11:1 “A false balance”
Pastor Jason Murphy
Open Door Baptist Church
So true. Bro. Blue, very true! Praise God!
very true — you hit the nail on the head.
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
I think we (peachers) have even missed the intent of this verse. It doesn’t say tossed by false doctrines,, just every wind of doctrine. The doctrine can be a good one, but when left unbalanced with the work as a whole — than it will carry us about and toss us around while the lost continue to die and go to hell.
Just a thought and maybe I missed the intent of this verse, but I do think it covers more than just those teaching “false doctrines”.