By Ken Blue
I am the last person in the world qualified to write about diets, health foods, and weight loss. I break all the rules and it is evident. I eat what I want. I don’t take vitamins and I don’t exercise. I am overweight; I have heartburn, and high cholesterol. So you see, you don’t want to follow my advice or example when it comes to healthy living.
However, when it comes to the brethren, I don’t need a stethoscope or a microscope to understand their health. Most of them love those who join them and despise those outside “their camp.”
Rick Warren has fallen under the wrath of some because of his new health objectives for his church members. Now, I have no interest or intent to defend Rick Warren. My objective is to point out the hypocrisy and inconsistency in our own “camp.”
Over the years I have been inundated by evangelist and preachers attempting to sell me, and our church members their diets, vitamins, supplements, and barleygreen, while “our camp” has been as quiet as a cemetery. Something is rotten in Denmark, and it ain’t the cheese.
Some will purposefully distort my intent and accuse me of defending Rick Warren. I am not! He makes a big target, so go ahead, and shoot. However, don’t be a hypocrite and ignore the little foxes in your own backyard. You don’t get as much attention when you shoot them, but it should be done.
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.