I was one of original members on this page and I am glad that God moved on our Brother Minister Jones to create it. I have watched it grow at a phenomenal rate, and there are many individuals expressing many opinions on it.
I am disturbed, however, by the animosity expressed in some of the posts that I have both read and "discussions" I have been a part of. I have seen laymen (non-clergy) use this site to bash seminarians. I have seen preachers use everything but out and out profanity to tear each other down. I have seen preachers publish outright lies about other preachers in certain forums, and then not apologize when shown their error.
Have you ever stopped to think what the unsaved/unchurched would think if they were to read some of these posts? As we play the spiritual "dozens" with each other, those folks (these are the ones Christ came for, remember?), are changing the channel and worshipping Allah, trees, whales and everything else. This the equivalent of patients showing up at the hospital with a gaping headwound to find that the doctors and nurses are too arguing about lunch breaks to treat them.
We need to grow up and let God do His thing and we do ours,and leave each other alone. If there is a person/move/organization that is not of God, it will come to nothing. All of those preachers that we are calling everything but their name will be judged for their actions, as well as any lives that have been destroyed in the process. Grown-ups make their own decisions how to seek God for their lives. If someone approaches us, then we should show them the love of God, and let vengeance be His and His alone. Agree or disagree, THIS is a conversation we need to have.
Pastor Scott McGregor