A comment that was left yesterday on a post leads to this article. After being called the Anti-Christ, this blog is being told that I have no business in writing about the issues inside evangelicalism. But its time that these issues get looked at and be analyzed. That is the long term goal to this blog.
“We need to tell each other our stories. We need to show that everyone — our neighbors, our families, our community leaders — everyone we know is touched by corruption.”
“People’s indifference is the best breeding ground for corruption to grow.”
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
James 1:19-21 ESV
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The other day someone left a comment on the blog demanding that I cease writing and take down the blog. I know what scripture says, “touch not the Lord’s anointed,” and yes I have touched the Lord’s anointed. Let’s look at what was said.
A Comment that Comes into The Wondering Eagle
This comment happened on an older post. The IP address showed the comment coming from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. That is just west of Philadelphia. This is the comment that came in below.
You, David Bonner, are not the one to post other believers sins. They are between them, the offended person or persons and God. You are an Anti-Christ, an evil sinner putting yourself in place of God. Shame on you. Take down wondering eagle, repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one true Judge not you.
We Need to Discuss Issues and Problems in Evangelicalism.
I appreciate being called the Anti-Christ. For me that is an honor. As I look at the feedback well if I am making enemies that must mean that I am doing the right thing. This blog is having an effect in what it is writing about. That is part of the goal. I also find it interesting when he says that “sins” are between the people, the offended person or persons and God. So what does that mean? If a child is sexually abused its between the abuser and the abused? Those that have families in the place should not have a right to know what is going on? Why are evangelicals lacking in transparency? Shouldn’t evangelicals be the most transparent? They after all, are the ones claiming to be a new creation, re-born and set apart. What does it show when atheists and others in mainline Protestantism have more transparency? Is that Satan at work? As for taking down this blog it serves a purpose and has a focus. How sad is it that the person communicating the issues becomes the issue and not the place that covers up the rape, or where the embezzlement takes place, or where places are theologically flipped and the person is hurt.
Too many people have long given evangelical Christianity a pass. The Roman Catholic church is being scrutinized and under the spotlight. Its time that evangelicalism faces the same focus. These issues are not just in Catholicism, as they happen in many aspects of religion. Its especially troubling when you have evangelicals trying to outlaw pornography, prevent access to birth control, go after gays, or those in consenting relationships. And they are then concealing criminal activity allegations in their own churches. Its long past time that evangelicalism be the focus on these kinds of issues. This blog is a long term project. Sadly I get the dark side of religion and wish I had not. But the time is now for these problems to be written about. And in that context I will be writing about them. In response you are free to leave comments chewing me out or criticizing me. That is fine and fair game. This is a brief post but I wanted to get this up and do a quick response.