To The Critic

By Pastor R.S.Brewer
6/4/05

 

Often we receive letters from critics which we usually just pass off as insincere, bitter people, with an axe to grind.  They, like Satan, are accusers of the brethren (Rev 12:10).  They say they don’t have a bad spirit about them but God’s Word is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb 4:12).  The light of God’s infallible Word reveals motives and intents so that what is really in a person’s heart is laid bare for those who believe and know His Word to see. The scorners write accusations and diatribes in public forums for all to see. However, they never sign their names or give the accused the privilege of answering the accusations.  They light the fire and run.  That is not having a good spirit or attitude, it is evil.  They, being evil (motivated to hurt instead of restore), are trying to wreak havoc in the churches and damage the character and integrity of God’s men.  Sometimes, we can figure out who these people are.  Sometimes we can’t.  But as the late R.G. Lee once preached, “There is coming a payday someday.”  The Lord knows who they are.  They can hide their identity from man, but not from the all seeing eyes of the Lord.

Based on a Biblical principle and for Biblical reasons, I am going to answer a critic, who placed an unsigned and hate-filled diatribe on our website.  This person meant it to hurt, but the Lord means it for good as it is another opportunity to share a better understanding of God’s Word to those who want to know the truth.  Do I have a corner on that truth that no one else has?  Absolutely not!  I do, however, have the understanding that the Bible I hold in my hand IS the perfect and eternal Word of God.  It is the authority and I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. (Psalm 119:128).  I also know that if you approach the Word of God with preconceived ideas, He will not reveal His truth to you.  He will guide anyone to the truth that will put aside his preconceived ideas and the traditions of men, and seek His guidance to the truth.  The main reason students of God’s Word, preachers and their wives etc, do not know what God teaches on any given issue, is because they have blinded themselves to the truth through their tradition and preconceived ideas.  I know. I have been there.

Therefore, I will proceed to answer my anonymous critic based on God’s Word and with the light thereof, and, in so doing,  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.”  (Proverbs 26:5)   Also, Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. (Proverbs 19:25)

I can’t call this individual by name, or go to him privately because, like a coward, he/she wouldn’t come and talk to me face to face like the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 18 . He puts his unsigned smear campaign in a public place, then ran and hid.  He is afraid of the truth because he is a liar like the father of lies, and afraid to face those he smears. (John 8:44)

So, to you, cowardly person, who not only is ignorant of, and disobeys God’ precepts, when you read this, I trust the Lord will grant you repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.  (2 Timothy 2:25). 

To answer your question, I am not the best pastor in the world and am certainly fall short of what I ought to be.  However, by His grace, I am not what I’m going to be because He isn’t finished with me quite yet.  I have told the congregation quite sincerely, if they find a better church or pastor that loves the Bible more than I, one that has a keener insight, or is better led by the Holy Spirit, I will step aside.  I argued with the Lord about starting this church.  I didn’t want to do it, but I did want to do what He wanted.  Yes, I know there were some who doubted my motives.  But, before God, I only did what He wanted me to do, and this is His church.  I am only His messenger.  Because of people like you, however, the ministry is a little less pleasant.  During most of my ministry I have moved against the flow and status quo of denominations and traditions of men. Your attack is not new to me, and is little more than a very minor annoyance.  I can tell you beloved and anonymous critic, the ministry and the disciplined Christian life is not for sissies, which is probably why you skirt around the fringes trying to make trouble for those trying to do right instead of doing right yourself.  You are no different than those who scorned the Lord.  You ought to be ashamed, but you’re not.  May I suggest you prepare to weep and gnash your teeth!  I am sorry I have offended your ignorance so.  Please file a complaint with my boss and maybe He’ll take me home so that some other unfortunate preacher can put up with the likes of you.  Or, you could read Matthew 18, in a King James Bible, and get right.

I am not concerned about people like you.  If you are too afraid of me to sign your despicable name, you certainly won’t face me.  However, as I have said and will say again, it may help someone else.  Am I Biblically qualified to pastor a New Testament Church?  Absolutely – instruction to follow.  I hope you will honestly consider it.

1. In the first place, who do you think you are? Who are you that judges another man’s servant?  To his own master he standeth or falleth. (Romans 14:4 and following).  Since you did not call me into the ministry, I do not serve you, I do not answer to you, and I do not work for you.  As Satan was in Rev 12:10 , so are you, an accuser of the brethren.  Therefore, you are Satanic!

2. An Independent Baptist Church is autonomous and indigenous.  That is, we are self governing and self supporting.  We have members; all 18 and over get one vote.  You get NONE.  We do not answer to an association, an associational missionary, a board, a college, an accrediting association, or a fellowship.  We do not answer to you either.  WE mind God’s business and our own and none of it is yours!  If you do not like me (wonder where that idea came from), or some Christian that is a member here, or the stand we take, may I inform you  that the door swings both ways!  There are plenty of non-denominational gatherings you can slither into and even some with the name “Baptist” on them where you can find people who follow afar off like you do.  There, you will be comfortable.  Gilbert Independent is a real fundamental Baptist church and is not for everybody, and it is NOT FOR YOU!  Those who remain members here are those who are serious about their Christianity.  They want to learn.  They want to grow. They want to change and conform to His image.  We DO NOT seek members from like minded churches.  However, they are few and far between.  If your sheep (or in your case, a goat) jumps the fence and comes into our pasture because there is none, or little of, God’s green pasture where they presently are, as long as they are sincerely seeking the truth, and an opportunity to grow, (growth meaning to change) they are welcome here.  We do not welcome critics – they will not last long under Biblical preaching and teaching.  So, our business is our business and not yours. 

If I learn who you are, like a good shepherd I will see to it you don’t stay in our midst.  brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  (Romans 16:17) I will expose you. So stay hidden!

3. If I have offended you in some way, you should have followed Biblical instructions and come to me privately (Matthew 18:15-20).  I know what it says and would have sat down and discussed it.  If I had done something to offend you, I would/will get it right with you.  However, your goal was not to restore fellowship. (Galations 6:1 and following)  You did not follow even the simplest of the Lord’s prescriptions.  I do not condemn you, God’s Word does:  Prov 10:18 - He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. Proverbs 19:5 - A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. 

Instead of doing things Biblically, you sought to hurt me by taking your anonymous accusations to a public forum.  You say you are not “mean spirited,” but God’s Word says you are a liar.

4.  Not only have I read Titus, but have taught it, and its like passage in I Timothy 3:1-13.  There is no question in my mind that you haven’t spent any time in these because you do not understand them at all.  If you will listen, (Acts 18:26), I will teach you more perfectly, else be quiet.  It is better to let people think you are a fool, than for you to do what you did and remove all doubt.  Typically, fools want to babble, not learn.  But, so others may learn, I will continue to answer your folly and I will put my name on it!  Now, allow me to instruct you.  Take the traditions of men off of your blinded eyes, give heed and you will see the simplicity of the truth where the issue of “divorce” is concerned, as well as understand the Biblical requirements for the office of pastor and deacon.

In neither of the aforementioned passages is “divorce” mentioned.  It isn’t there, and has nothing to do with the requirements for the office of a bishop.  If you will read the requirements for a “widow indeed” in I Timothy 5:9, God’s Word will make the interpretation known to you by teaching you the difference between past tense requirements (“having been”), and present tense requirements (“be”)  I Timothy 5:9 – “having been the wife of one man.”  That is, if she is over sixty, having been the wife of one man, etc. she can be among the widows the church supports.  If she has been married more than once, has an extended family that can help to take care of her, she isn’t supposed to be among the number of widows the church supports. Vs 16 - If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Now, “having been” is past tense.  This qualification has everything to do with her past, whether or not the church will support her.  I know there is tradition among Baptist that differ on this, but I could care less about the tradition.  I am not looking to kiss the posterior of a denominational boss to get another church.  I am ONLY interested in what God says; you ought to be likewise!

Looking at Titus 1 and I Timothy 3, you will count 16 requirements for a pastor or a bishop.  Again, “divorce” is not mentioned.  These 16 requirements are in a series set off by commas with the verb in I Timothy 3:2 – “A bishop then must be(emphasis mine).  Then, sixteen (16) present tense requirements follow.  I have been a Baptist all my life.  I stayed that way after I got saved!  I know what Baptists believe.  I also know that none of the pastors, or preachers I have known and been associated with, ever pointed this out, probably because they didn’t see it and how simple the issue really is.  I have personally known and sat at the feet of some of the twentieth century’s greatest men of God, and not one of them EVER pointed this out.  They, like you, were/are blinded to the simple truth by traditions of men, which prevented them from seeing the simple truth.  Therefore, they, while toeing the denominational line, or blinded by tradition, taught for doctrine the traditions of men.  Need I expound to you what Jesus had to say about teaching for doctrine the traditions of men? (Matthew 15:9 - But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

YOU accused me of not being doctrinally sound.  I’ll tell you what the Lord said about people like you who don’t STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? (Matt 15:2-3 and following).

Are my eyes deceiving me?  What do I see in Titus 1 ? (Vs 6&7) - If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God.  “Be” is present tense.  TO “be” a pastor, you must BE these things, not in the past, not “having been,” but right now.  ALL the requirements for being a pastor or deacon, are PRESENT TENSE requirements!  Have you spent any time in Titus 1 lately?

Now, who is it that is not sound in doctrine?  Who is it that is teaching for doctrine the commandments of men?  I submit to you, oh contrary one, deceived by man’s traditions, that you do err not knowing the Scriptures.

You spoke of my children.  Again, you do err not knowing the Scriptures.  The requirement requiring faithful “children” in both texts are not only PRESENT TENSE, but are those children of the age where they are living under dad’s roof.

You may ask any of my kids who ruled the home when they lived under my roof, not that they would associate with the likes of you.  If Greek impresses you, (it is a pretty fair commentary on the Bible, but that’s all it is), “children” is the Greek word “teknon” and those are not the ones that have grown up and left home.  “Teknons” are those children still living under their parent’s authority.  These are the children of Eph 6:1 who are to obey their parents while they are under their parents roof.  These are NOT the kids, the young adults, that have grown up and left home.  If you were still in your parent’s home, oh critic, they would have, or should have, applied the board of education to your seat of learning, to teach you some manners!  Further, if you ever step foot in my house, you too, will follow my rules or be asked to leave.  Having so asked you, one way or the other, you will leave if you are ill mannered or misbehave under my roof.  Because your parents obviously didn’t teach you any Bible (not your fault, huh?) it falls to me to correct you, if you will take the correction.  If not, do your anonymous worst and be on your way!

I’ll not take the time to expound upon the whole context of Matthew 19: 8 and 9. Usually, among Baptist who have not studied the issue, these are the ONLY two verses that are ever quoted or talked about when discussing divorce.  However, versus 10 through 12 are there also.  Why do the ones who propagate the traditions of men, and I am talking about my fundamental, independent Baptist brethren as well, not read and understand all of Matthew 19:8-12 , as well as all of I Corinthians 7, in regard to this issue?  The answer is that their eyes are blinded by tradition and they don’t sit down, as I have, and beg the Lord to guide them into the truth.  They haven’t prayed for the truth, whether that truth hair-lips every dog on the planet or not.  (John 16:9)  The truth would upset their applecart and they would lose their status among their “traditional” brethren.  I am not trying to impress my alma maters with numbers and statistics.  My Lord sees through all that.  I am trying to get as much Biblical truth into those God sends my way as I possibly can.  To do that, one must learn the truth themselves before they can teach it.  God’s truth can only be learned if the Holy Spirit guides them to it, then opens the eyes of their understanding by illuminating it.  That is why I know the truth and am free to do God’s will and you are bound by man’s traditions!

Two more points on this matter of divorce and the requirements for pastors and deacons, and then I’ll finish with you!  I am not pro divorce.  I hate it and have NEVER advised anyone to seek it.  But God, in eternity past, made provision for it in His righteous and perfect law.  He knew before man ever was, that he would choose to be a sinful creature and foolishly choose and marry the wrong one, or that one party in that covenant relationship marriage, would decide they didn’t like the marriage any more.  Just like God gave us directives on cleanliness, he gave us His directives on how and when to use Hise law concerning divorce.  It was never intended to be abused as it was by the Pharisees in Matthew 19 , and is being used today, inspired by our society’s decadence. And His law as well as its application and intent, has not changed.

Deut 24:1 - When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Like it or not, it is there, in His law.  The LORD God Almighty put it there in preparation for man, not as an afterthought or an “oops!”  God made provision within His perfect law for imperfect man.  You can argue that God did not intend for man and his wife to break up.  You won’t get any argument from me on that.  However, He didn’t intend for man to sin against Him either, but He made a remedy for it because He wanted us back.  That remedy for sin was in the form of the spotless, sinless Lamb of God.

Now some foolish preachers have made the foolish blanket statement that “divorce is a sin.”  That is foolish, it is the false doctrine of Rome , and foolish Baptist preachers, and some others as well, are too stinkin’ (“stinkin” is a Greek word for ‘smells bad’!) dumb to see it.  God never makes provision, or a place for sin!  Sin is not permissible in any circumstance. If divorce were a sin, then God’s law promotes and provides a place to commit sin.  How foolish is that? 

However, in God’s law, there are circumstances where He allows divorce; and in the New Testament, adultery is NOT that cause!  That’s why the disciples said in Matthew 19 , if the case be so with his wife, it is not good to marry, if there is no way out of the marriage, saving for death or fornication. (WHICH IS NOT ADULTERY, but sex between singles! Compare I Cor 7:1-2.)  Both “adultery” and “fornication” are used in Matthew 19 and only five words apart.  God’s Word always defines its words and the definition for “fornication” is clearly defined.  Jesus was not talking to the disciples in Matthew 19:8 .  The saying was written to the Pharisees who were having a wife of the month club, and divorcing them for any reason, but it was not written for all men, only those who were abusing His provision.  Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees who were trying to trip Him up (Matt 19:3) because of their wife of the month club.  Jesus said, to the Pharisees, …you can only divorce her if she wasn’t a virgin (guilty of fornication) when you married her.  But Jesus told the disciples this didn’t apply to all men, ONLY to those to whom it was given. 

Being unmarried was not for all, but only for a certain group of men, eunuchs, and those, for whatever reason, had no natural drive.  God said that marriage is honorable in ALL. (Heb 13:4)  But the heretics that substitute their philosophy and their tradition for God’s Word, forbid certain people, like those divorced, from participating in the divine institution of marriage, which was designed to prevent promiscuity and avoid fornication and instead, impose sanctions against them.  “You can’t come to our school”, “you can’t be in our ministerial association or program” – you have committed the scarlet sin (not found in the Bible- but propagated by a man who should have known better, but didn’t, and further spread by sottish ( means “stupid”) men and women who do not study God’s Word. – Marriage is honorable in ALL (Heb 13:4)let them have their own spouse (I Cor 7:2), But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned (I Cor 7:28) and if the unbelieving (didn’t say “unbeliever”) depart, a brother or sister IS NOT bound by the law (I Cor 7:15).  The reason preachers do not understand this and do not preach it is, as I said before, that their eyes are blinded to the simple and easily explained, Biblical truth by their preconceived ideas and the traditions of men.

So divorce is sin, huh?  Well, again, there is no verse like that in the Bible.  That verse is in your own deceived mind, and in some of the books written by men who wanted their own private interpretations spread abroad because they thought they were smarter than God.  Now, abuse of the law of divorce could be sinful (Matthew 19 is a prime example) just like eating is not sin unless you take it to the extremes of gluttony.  Then, in that case, eating is sinful.  However, like eating, divorce, in and of itself, used according to God’s guidelines, is NOT SIN and there is no disqualifications listed or associated with divorce anywhere in the 66 books that is God’s preserved Word.

You would know that if your preacher hadn’t gone to a cemetery (you think of it as a seminary) or a dead Bible college for his training, where dry, dusty, traditional professors, who toed the denominational line to gain their position and tenure (otherwise known as compromising the truth for filthy lucre).  They fed him their denominational line of private interpretations, so he could not and cannot teach you the truth.  He went to the cemetery where they blinded him with the traditions of men (i.e. - you won’t get one of our churches if you preach like that, they threatened him.  They taught him that the only kind of preaching was topical, so he didn’t have to study the Bible – just write down and preach John Rice’s sermons (word for word) on the scarlet sin preached in 1946).  Do the same with others as well, so his people won’t grow because he knows as little Bible as they do.  You think that stick and carrot routine doesn’t work on a young preacher, and that it won’t turn a young preacher’s head away from seeking the truth?  It will! – I’ve been there.  Blinded by the traditions of men, they proceed to rob him of his zeal for the truth.  “If you don’t believe like us, we will just withhold your degree,” said they.  And they left the poor young preacher half dead to God’s truth.  “Wait till the people hear about this,” says the young preacher.  “ OK, take the degree (you earned) and go, be an independent,” they said.  “Don’t talk to the people, just leave.  You are not one of us.”    So this young, discouraged preacher rode out.  But many young preachers didn’t ride out, but died on the vine.

Divorce, a sin?– Tradition of man, God says.  I’ll prove it yet again.  Not only is divorce part of God perfect and eternal law, But the Lord God practiced it Himself ( Jer 3 : 1-14.).  Yet you and your evil ilk make it a sin by your tradition, then, according to your deception, anyone who is divorced is a sinner, then YOU have just made Jehovah God a sinner. (Jer 3: 8.)  God Himself initiated and served divorce papers on His wife, (vs14) Israel (and even unregenerate orthodox Jews know this).  Then, to top it off, He, the Creator of the universe, got remarried and to a gentile Bride at that! (the church) You say He really wasn’t married to Israel .  I say you don’t read or understand your Bible.  Read Jer 3: 8 and 14 - And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce;  vs14 - Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you:…

So you see, the ignorance caused by the blindness of the traditions of men has caused you, Oh My Critic, to become a false witness and speak lies.  Your mentor, Satan himself, must be laughing his forked-tongue silly at you.  You, a professing Christian, along with a host of others just like you, have made the Lord of Heaven a sinner.  You have been pawned into the devils hands and you wonder why fundamentalism is splintered. Now, if a divorced  man cannot be a pastor or a deacon, and since God is divorced, as He plainly says He is, then God cannot be God in your confused and deceived mind.  You had better find a church and a preacher who studies God’s Word instead of preaching other men’s sermons.  Perhaps, Oh My Critic, you might learn some Bible before it is too late!

You don’t read or understand the Bible, that is obvious. What you do is what the “cemetarians” do: “God, here is what I believe, Dr. Clanging pan and Sounding Brass told me that this is what I should believe to have their blessings,  Give me some proof texts to support it” is the way you pray, if you pray.  God’s Holy Spirit will not lead anybody to the truth who has gone about to establish his own truth.

5.  You have accused me of sowing discord among the brethren.  Under the law, I have a right to face my accusers.  You won’t even sign your name to your accusations.  Under God’s law in Deut 19 , false accusers, like you, will receive the same thing you hoped for the one you accused, but it will be at God’s hand. 

Does that put the fear of God in you, coward?.  You say you talked to the leaders of the last two churches about me during your “investigation.”  That tells me you are a gossip, and IF they talked to you about anything negative concerning me or mine, they are gossips, cowards, and backbiters, just like you.  But you are lying again.  You didn’t talk to anybody but your father the devil.  You will only hurt me and mine a little.  But the ministerial death you hoped to bring on me, will be upon you instead, and by your own hands. Death is in the power of your tongue and it will witness against you or the King James Bible is not the Word of God – lest ye repent!. 

And you owe me and mine a written apology which must predicate any forgiveness God gives you concerning these matters, according to His Word.  If you need the Biblical teaching on that, write and ask.  I know what God says as do the faithful members of the congregation I pastor.  By the way, those in said congregation will read your Satanic script because I will show it to them and you can visit our web site to see what they have to say to you about what you wrote.  You bet your sweet bippy it’s my job shine the light of God’s truth on heresy, heretics, and apostates like you.  Your only hope is to apologize ( we will forgive because we believe what the Bible teaches) to us and then ask the Lord to forgive you (I John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Notice the word “IF.”  His forgiveness is conditional on you getting right, by us first, then Him.

6. You have accused my children of being unfaithful.  Would it help you to know what your child said about you and the kind of parent you have been.  All our children are saved.  I led them to the Lord myself.  Have you ever led anyone to Christ- including your own?  Do you believe in soul winning?  By the way, two (so far) of our children are heading to full time Christian service and are enrolled in Christian Colleges.  One is in the ministry working with underprivileged kids in NY.  One attends our church and is a vital growing member while studying to be a nurse.  One of our kids graduated suma cum laude and works for a news organization, one is in the Navy, currently TDY, studying pediatrics, another lives in West Tempe and graduated from the U of Phx with a degree in IT.  One, just graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, married a pretty little Christian girl and has taken a position in central Phoenix .  Now, what are YOU doing, Oh Critic of mine?

7. Does my congregation know I believe in the “GAP THEORY?”  The GT says there were millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and that there were not six literal 24 hour days of God remolding the face of the earth.  Yes, I said it right because that is what the Book says.  You haven’t been right on anything else, Oh My Critic, you aren’t right on this either.  Nobody who believes II Timothy 2:15, believes there were millions of years between the aforementioned verses.  But they know there WAS a period of time between them.  Anybody who studies God’s Word can see it as plain as they can see the evil of you actions.

Both accusations, like you, are incorrect.  There is a period of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, but I believe it to be only 6500 years, which I have explained to my people, in all the churches I pastored, and at a the SBC college I got a diploma from, also, to anyone who could hear with understanding.  It is not the “Gap Theory” for the reasons stated above.  It is simple Bible truth which anyone can easily see if they get beyond the blindness of tradition.  It is born out Biblically, historically, archeologically, and astronomically, all of which have been taught line by line precept upon precept by me.   So-called fundamentalist who say they don’t believe in the “Gap Theory” reveal at least two truths about themselves.  One: They only grasp what they have been told to grasp, and Two: they do not study the Bible for themselves.  This is true even if they are a Bible college president.  That there is time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 is so plain, grade school students who actually obey II Tim 2:15, see it.  The 6500 years takes some digging.  But FYI, Oh My Critic, during the 6500 years, God made the earth in its original state. He made it beautiful, and  He made it to be inhabited.  It was also during that time when God made the angels.  During that time, Satan rebelled and was cast to the earth where he destroyed the face of it and God cleansed it with water, which is the way we find it in the last part of Gen 1:2 .  After that, God entered into 6 (six) literal, 24 hour days of re-creating or re-molding the face of the earth for His special creation, Man.  Satan was waiting to regain the domination of the Earth he forfeited in his rebellion.  Man was given that domination but Satan deceived the woman, (yes, the Bible says it was the woman who was deceived) mankind fell, and Satan regained dominion of the Earth, he is the prince of the power of the air, the god of this world, and man has been living behind enemy lines since. 

Now, in your belief system, on what day does the Bible say the earth was created?  Don’t say day one because the Earth was already here, with the water on it, in total darkness and this is the way it “WAS” (Gen 1:2) when the Lord God entered into the first of six literal, 24 hour days of re-creating the face of the Earth.  Now, what day did you say the Earth was created, and the water that’s upon the face of the earth in Genesis 1:2 , where did it come from and on what day?  On what day does the Bible say the angels were made?  Why is there chaos and an uninhabitable ruin in Genesis 1:2 ?  Did God make it that way?  Since you referenced “my creationist articles,” may I assume you believe in evolution and that one of your ancestors was a monkey?  Strangely enough, Clarence Larkin has a book with charts that show all this.  It isn’t new( about 1900) and most fundamentalist who have seen his charts and studied God’s Word, find them difficult to argue with.  Perhaps it would be of value to you to look at some pictures, since reading and studying the word, obviously, isn’t your favorite pastime.  Also Ed Reese has an excellent study aid, The Chronological Bible.  It is a scholarly work which might help your understanding.  Some of the references regarding these points are “in the beginning!”  He was a professor at a fundamentalist college and endorsed by my pastor who was one of the greatest preacher of the 20th century, and he was my friend.

In closing, since you are so bound and determined to get me out of the ministry, if I have done something to offend you.  You should at least try to reconcile this Biblically, between the two of us.  The public forum was your evil idea that is backfiring on you.  My understanding of God’s Word is clear on these issues, my understanding is correct, and my calling is sure.  You obviously know very little Bible and probably are using a New Scofield or an NIV or some such perversion.  If I have offended you, I am not a proud man and will certainly ask your forgiveness.  However, writing anonymous nasty grams is not the way a mature person would deal with a situation.  The Lord knows who you are.  May I suggest you pull that pole out of your eye so you can see clearly to correct me.

Sincerely,

R.S. Brewer,

  Still  Pastor and God’s messenger – Saved by God’s grace, called by God’s Grace, to Preach God’s grace. Stay tuned for Replies from the Outraged of GIBC.
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