January 11, 2008
Ignore A Problem And It Will Go Away
The term "sticking your head in the sand" has come to mean that you choose to ignore a bad situation, and hope that it will go away on its own. The unfortunate reality is that most of us take that action (really, a lack of action) when faced with a challenge. Sticking your head in the proverbial sand also prevents you from finding out more information that might help resolve the issue.
Never in the history of American Christianity has a Church had the problem that Bellevue had (has). This was a criminal act that should never have taken place in the worst areas of America much less in the flagship of the SBC. Bellevue missed the best of opportunities to make a stand against the worst form of homosexuality. Reverend Williams' molestation of his own young son was an unspeakably deviant action that should have been met by an outrage at all levels of the Memphis society.
Reverend Williams should be rotting in a prison confined from the rest of the inmates who would love to do to him what he did to his own son. He should have been arrested and submitted to the same public condemnation that the worst of deviants experience.
Behind the scenes forces must have worked diligently to have kept the news to a bare minimum in all news media outlets. Bellevue has influence that reaches far and deep into Memphis politics.
Dr. Rogers' legacy was protected at the expense of the Church taking a scriptural stand that will leave the SBC impotent in regards to sexual deviancy.
The gates of hell have stood firm against the feeble assault of SBC's flagship, Bellevue Baptist.
The next time you hear Steve Gaines preach against homosexuality, listen to the mockery of those in the MidSouth area. He will have to consider this if he decides to preach against homosexuality.
What if the Holy Spirit impresses him to take a bold stand, Steve Gaines will have to resist.
Oh what a mess Adrian Rogers left for Steve Gaines!