Monday, December 08, 2003


There will be light blogging over the next two weeks due to a variety of work-related demands, including a trip to the west coast.

I will be posting some more on the events of A.D. 70, and then on the dating of Revelation.

My Sunday School was cancelled yesterday, due to the snowstorm that hit the North East. That means that I am already set for next week, but it also contributes to the light blogging since my blogs have been coming from my Sunday School preps.

In reading Kenneth L. Gentry's He Shall Have Dominion I came across this footnote (P. 466):
It seems that too many even among evangelicals see evangelism as a manipulative method, rather than a delivering of the message of truth. One of the great evangelists of the last century, Dwight L. Moody, is praised by one writer as "the creator of many innovations in evangelism, such as the effective use of publicity organization, and advertising, and in so doing he 'completed the reduction of evangelism to a matter of technique and personality.' " George Dollar, A History of Fundamentalism in America, (Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University, 1973) p. xi. Mega-church fundamentalist Jack Hyles has even taught the necessity of having fresh breath when doing personal evangelism. That is because bad breath may turn off the potential convert, who may then die and go to hell. Jack Hyles, Let's go Soulwinning, (Murfreesboro, TN: Sword of the Lord, 1968).

Jack Hyles believed that the plans of a sovereign God could be thwarted by garlic toast. What a small God he must have had in mind.

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