"This is pure Gossip"Gossip? No, then you don't realize the purpose of the blog. This is the automatic response of church members. I am trying to address the double-standard, cruelty and modern day Phariseeism prevelant in some IFB churches. He won't see his daughter in pants yet he has other church members in pants. And it is common knowledge that he has baptized a woman while she wore pants.
You can see even more extreme examples of other IFB churches at www.baptistdeception.com
It seems to me all you want to do is tare down your father-in-law over a "piano". It is not your place to judge or tare down another person.Really? After everything on this blog you think this is about a piano? Piano was the last straw for my wife. It is yet another wound for me and my wife.
I know for a fact this man has suffered way more than anyone realizes over the loss of his precious wife.I would think that his sons/daughters would know more than you. I was there when she died as well, I saw the man. I saw his devestation too. I agree he has suffered. No one should see the loss of their spouse. Even before/during/after the loss he acted selfishly and hurtful. Something I can't comprehend. I truly thought the loss of his wife would bring the family closer together. Forgiveness and Love would permeate throughout. Instead more hurt and cruelty.
What do you want from him, an apology? Would that really be enough for you?Yes. Yes it would. An apology is a result of repentance see Luke 17:3.
I was always told that if you can't say anything good about someone, then I should not say anything at all.(Bambi. Great movie. Thumper is my favorite character, got a picture with him at Disney.) Great philosophy but then how do you speak out against that which is wrong?
I was also taught to defend my fellow Christian brothers and sisters.Even when their wrong? I believe there is a verse in Proverbs about this. I tell my sons if they ever get in trouble with the law I will side on what is right, do not automatically assume I will defend them because they are my sons.
Why can't you just forgive and move on with your life and let your father-in-law do the same.I won't without repentance (see Luke 17:1-4), it has gone on too long (again this IS NOT just about a piano). And based on scriptures I'm within my "spiritual rights" to do so. I will forgive, when he repents.
I don't pray that God will kill you or that any harm will come to you or your family.Thank you.
God will forgive you. Your father-in-law will too.Once again, He is pictured as blameless while we are the ones needing to apologize and seek his forgiveness. That cycle I mention in my previous post.
I noticed you put x's in the last name of the preacher in my post. I wish you could have done that in your own blogs.I did. See the revised post on Part 9.1 The reason I revised this are stated on Part 9.1.
You never know who is reading this blog. Someone might be lost and on their way to hell and just happen on this blog. What would they think about this? Would they still want to be saved after reading this blog?Depends on ones belief in Pre-Destination and the "Sovereignty Of God". God's Spirit is able to draw that person regardless. This blog is not intended for the lost. Can it encourage negative feelings toward church? Yes but so can http://www.fundamentalforums.com/, Phil Kidd's Guest Book, 20/20's expose on Benny Hinn. Am I to stay quiet over these abuses? You can see even more heartbreak at www.baptistdeception.com
By the way could you spell my last name correctly?Done, my apologies.
It should be Pridemore.
On a personal note, thank you. You are the only that has had any sort of dialogue with me about the issues of forgivness and trespasses in the church. No one else wants to talk, they seem to look the other way.