March 11, 2008

Where Is The Outrage?

Obviously no one has heard a sermon railing the homosexuality of an ordained SBC associate minister. Is it because he was an associate to Adrian Rogers? Is it because he was an associate at the flagship church of the SBC?

Generally speaking the reason we are soft on sin in our midst is because of the sin in us. By the same measure the reason we are hard on sinners, especially if they are on the other coast, is the sin in us.

A lot of importance theologically is our belief in the sinfulness of man. How sinful are we? How sinful is the sinner? How sinful are the saints? If we say we are sinless we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

For the sake of effective evangelism Adrian Rogers embraced a moderated view of the sinfulness of the sinner. To distract from this moderation he dragged a red herring across the trail to confuse honest inquiry. The hunting dogs could not follow the trail because of the "inerancy of the Word" to refute this semi-pelagian moderation. The Word is inerrant with or without our defense. Who wants to appear to be opposed to inerrancy? Well of course no true conservative. So if you espoused a view that ran contrary to the aggressive evangelism of Rogers then you were labeled a liberal. A liberal opposes the "inerancy of scripture." Rogers disarmed all opposition except the boldest of Calvinist who posed no threat to his aggressive evangelism.

But this moderated view has far reaching consequences. After Dr Rogers death this view came back to haunt his legacy in the revelation of the awful criminal sin of Paul Williams. We know that "greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world" and when the deception of Williams is greater than the "truth" that was in Dr Rogers then we are left to inquire into the depth of his truth. We ask ourselves, did God intentionally ridicule Dr Rogers by allowing Paul Williams to do his awful deed and then take him on to heaven before the truth was loosed for all to know.
What would be the torment to sit in heaven and observe this awful revelation to your wife and beloved congregation and know that you are a great contributor to the situation. He sits there and sees his self appointed successor take the blame for it all. And the worst hurt he endures is that there is no outrage toward the criminal himself. The man who destroyed his legacy goes free, he is simply forgiven. It is all under the blood and he sits under the ministry of a man who will defend him, that is until he dies and meets his maker. Who knows what further revelation await us!


Rex Ray said...

Where is the Outrage?
That’s a good question. I believe you are somewhat like my 5- year-old-nephew, John. A book by my missionary uncle about China was a hot topic among the relatives. Not long afterwards, John’s SS teacher took her class outside. When class was nearly over, she said, “John, you usually have a lot to say, but you haven’t said a word today. What’s wrong?”

“The birds and the flowers, the birds and the flowers…they’re killing all the Christians in China and nobody cares!”

I suspect when something is too horrible, people don’t want to think or hear about it. I’m sure they never read parts of the Bible to people also.

I got my comments deleted from Art Roger’s blog for arguing with him about him saying something like: ‘Being homosexual was no worse than telling a white lie in being separated from God.’

A ‘gay’ bishop asked for comments on his blog, but he did not print mine as follows:

The only thing the Bible affirms about homosexuality is its sin against God. The gay bishop, Gene Robinson, is a fulfillment of the Bible:

“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own DESIRES, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3)
“It takes only one wrong person among you to infect all the others.” (Galatians 5:9)

The bishop loves to quote Jesus in saying to love everyone, but Jesus DID NOT say to love their SIN. Therein is the stupidity of Robinson’s teachings.
It fulfills, “…there are people who are deliberately stupid, and always demand some unusual interpretation —they have twisted…” (2 Peter 3:16)

Robinson needs to look back with fear:
“He turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into heaps of ashes and blotted them off the face of the earth, making them an example for all the ungodly in the FUTURE to look back upon and FEAR.” (2 Peter 2:6)

What is Robinson doing?
“God let them go ahead into every sort of sex sin…vile and sinful things with each other’s bodies…they deliberately chose to believe lies…their women indulged in sex sin with each other…and their men burned with lust for each other…” (Romans 1:24-27)

Will history repeat itself?
“There was homosexuality throughout the land, and the people of Judah became as depraved as the heathen nations…” (1 Kings 14:24)

Chapters 19 and 20 of Judges tell of a crime by homosexuals of Judah that resulted in the death of 65,000 men plus 25,000 families.

Robinson you may smile now, but the day will come when you will realize God’s laws will not be scorned.

Charles, you remind me of my father, (my biggest hero) whose motto was to hit sin between the eyes every time it stuck its head up. As a school teacher, we moved from school to school every year.

WatchingHISstory said...

Thanks for the encouraging comment.

My dad is my biggest hero also.