This is an email I received this week! Why now was the first thought which entered my mind!
"Hello Bro. Gray,
I am a Hyles Anderson College graduate.
I am unsure if there is any conflict between Common Wealth, First Baptist Church of Hammond and Bro. Schaap. If there is any conflict between Fundamental Brethren would you please remove me from your mailing list.
We are a Soul winning separated work for God.
My spirit and the spirit of our church is my number one priority.
Thanks for your attention to this matter.
I look forward to rejoicing over souls and victory in our lives when
My second thought was I wonder if he sent this to Brother Schaap after his attack on Dr. Russell Anderson when he called him "...an ignorant hillbilly..." I wonder if he sent this to Brother Schaap after his insulting and attacking remarks toward all fundamental brethren who were verbally assaulted because they believed in the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE. There exists numerous video and audio exhibits of these condescending arrogant remarks toward those faithful men who have stood for the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE.
My third thought is why did he email me and not direct his comments to Dr. Jeff Fugate.
My fourth thought was "conflict between Fundamental Brethren..." You must be kidding? Has he forgotten about the conflict between Paul and Barnabas? Has he forgotten about the conflict between Paul and Peter? Has he forgotten about the conflict between John and Diotrephes? Has he forgotten about the conflict between Dr. Bob Jones Jr. and Dr. John R. Rice? Has he forgotten about the conflict between Dr. J. Frank Norris and Dr. G. B. Vick? Come on! Get a life! Get real!
My fifth thought was we once again have fallen for this "mega-church" "mecca church"mindset! God busted up the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERUSALEM with its 100,000 members because their purpose was to reach the world with the Gospel not to built the biggest church in the world. 95% of the churches in America are rural not metro! Our ministries must not revolve around Hammond, Indiana, or for that matter Longview, Texas.
My sixth thought was "WOW" what a great thing God has done in founding the independent church. What a great way of having checks and balances in the work of God! We must allow the preachers to disagree! There is a reason why there was a Jerusalem Council: it was so the men of God could straighten out those headed for heresy! God intended for there to be UNITY in the local church and not UNION of local churches! There is no such thing as a universal body of believers. The only "body" that exists is a local body! We are not the "bride" of Christ because there must be a marriage first before there can be a "bride." We are "espoused." When some preacher talks about the "bride of Christ" as universal... RUN! He is a Evangelical in disguise! Men of God are going to disagree! This Rodney King theology of "Why can't the brethren get along?" Simple, they are brothers! Ha! We as independent Baptists have no pope and no Vatican!
It is amazing to me when a Dr. John McArthur says and puts into print in his commentary on the book of Hebrews that the blood of Christ dissipated at the foot of Calvary! He in essence said we are saved by His death and not His blood! This caused all of fundamentalism to go into an uproar. Yet, when someone says the inspiration does not exist in the KING JAMES BIBLE we are to silently go on about our business. WHY? Because he is one of our own? Non-sense! This will never go away until Dr. Schaap rectifies this heresy to the extend of its damage via print. Someone said he apologized at Pastors' School! Yes, for the trouble and damage it caused, but NEVER for his position concerning the KING JAMES BIBLE'S lack of inspiration!
We who stand on this issue of preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE are not attacking we are proclaiming! The attack came from the pulpit of the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Hammond, Indiana in 2009. A shot that is still reverberating around the fundamental world.
I am just glad that it was not the pulpit Dr. Jack Hyles used. The new pulpit has been broken in to an old liberal position on the HOLY SCRIPTURES but thank the LORD our beloved Dr. Hyles' last words spoken in a Wednesday night Bible study made his position extremely clear on the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE! By the way, he said any one who would dare say differently should be fired! Dr. Jack Hyles grew! Some grow and some regress! Welcome to the new age movement in fundamentalism! GOTTA LOVE THE OLD KING JAMES BIBLE!