From a recent “Fundamentalist” paper:
“When I see so many major ministries and Bible colleges have evangelists and preachers who travel openly with their mistresses come to speak and then get introduced as the greatest preachers in
Fair enough, though I am troubled by the broad accusation without naming names.
However, his basis for this statement is found just three paragraphs earlier when he said, “Some of you hate that I am exposing our own, but if he were a charismatic preacher, we would call his name and lambaste him. However, when it comes to our own, we would rather gather around tables like little school girls and gossip instead of take a public stand against such trash … which leads me to my third observation: Our movement is so full of politics it is sickening.”
So here is a guy who said if it was a charismatic preacher we would “call his name and lambaste him.” He then complains about the politics that prevents people from doing this. And then doesn’t do it. Was it politics that kept him from naming the names of these preachers who are allegedly making the preaching circuit with their mistresses in tow?
But here’s the greatest irony: This is from a man who, in the last paragraph of this paper, cites “Dr. Jack Hyles” as someone he “preached across this country with” who told him that “every generation of fundamentalists has to define themselves.”
Here's the problem: The definition that Jack Hyles gave for his fundamentalism is a complete and absolute embarrassment. He is a man who openly preached heresy. He is a man who accepted the adulation of thousands. He is a man whose moral qualifications for the pastorate were at best questionable. He was not “blameless” by any stretch of the imagination.
And he is cited by a man who complains about preachers with mistresses making the preaching circuit.
Have you no shame?
So should I be consistent and name names? Sure, why not: These are the words of Keith Gomez from
Oh that God would spare fundamentalism from the Old Paths that cite Jack Hyles as a moral authority on anything.