Friday, October 20, 2006

Internet Assassins

Yikes. I do hope that I shall not become one. I took the liberty of visiting a few sites more or less dedicated to attacking one or more Christian leaders, and let's just say the wisdom of Matthew 18:15-20 has never been more apparent.

Why? Well, "liberated" from the requirements of establishing facts and standing by them, it seems that many of them continue to make allegations long after they have been refuted. Not acknowledging the facts, they seem to pick more fights with others--and in doing so, end up fighting with virtually every prominent evangelical or fundamental theologian or pastor out there.

What can be done? I don't know. A rebuke--a personal one--may be in order, and minding one's own business might be wise as well. It's very sad to see this fratricide, though.


Anonymous said...

While I don't condone many of the tactics being used on the internet towards attacking Christians of any degree of popularity, truth always has to stand in the forefront.

Many prominent Christian leaders don't lend themselves to Matt. 18 and therefore limit the recourse other have in dealing with presumed sin. Just as Luther "posted" his grievences on the door at Wittenburg for all to see, often times it takes radical action on the part of the concerned to get a response from the uppity ups that aren't willing to acknowlegde you otherwise.

Bike Bubba said...

David, I don't think I'm arguing with you at all, but I get nervous when someone talks about taking "radical action." Maybe I should post again on this topic....the long & short of it is I think that even if people don't submit to Matthew 18 in their response to criticism, we are still bound by it and 1 Corinthians 6.