Monday, September 7, 2009

Pastor King at the Sheboygan TEA Party

Now I know I was going to only post the videos, but I have some thoughts about Pastor King's speech that require comment.

Those of you who saw my commentary on the Madison TEA Party know that I took exception to some of his remarks. Those remarks were repeated in Part two of his speech here. They are only a very small part of his speech and I think they are an unnecessary part. I made a point of meeting Mr. King after this event and telling him that his presentation would be better without them. He responded by telling me that he was doing as God directed him. To which, despite the fact that I was flabbergasted at the time, I would now like to say "REALLY?" You really think God wants you to be known as the pastor who makes drug and sex jokes at TEA Parties? I think it far more likely that God would want you to become known as a great man of God and that these crude jokes, at the expense of a man who is willing to serve as governor, regardless of his policies, are holding you back.

I would advise you to remember that David refused to kill Saul even though he was the anointed ruler to come of the nation. Simply because we have a republican form of government that allows us to participate in the process of electing leaders does not make us exempt from the notion that no one, good or bad, gets into a position of power without God's authority behind them. As I referenced in a relatively recent post, the reason the Israelites even had a king is because the people were tired of being responsible for themselves and asked God for a king. We voted for this man, we got what we asked for. I despise his policies, but that is not a reason to indulge in this sort of humor. It's beneath you Pastor King and it's beneath the people you are addressing.

I wouldn't challenge the will of God for love nor money(God willing), but I really don't think that God needs crude humor to get His point across. So, I challenge you Mr. King. I challenge you to make that speech and any others you may be asked to give without the crude humor and see what God will do with your willingness to speak up for His will and His church.

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. "~1 Corinthians 13:1

"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. " ~James 1:26


Terry Morris said...

I wouldn't challenge the will of God for love nor money(God willing), but I really don't think that God needs crude humor to get His point across.

Yes, but some people do. I had an online discussion with a person years back in which she insisted that God ordained the publishing of the 'ebonic Bible' because He (God) knows how to communicate in the language of his people. She was one of those 'progressive Christians,' don't ya know.

Well anyway, I would say that Governor Doyle (and his leftist policies) IS THE POINT, all jokes aside, particularly the crude sexual kind. But it's amazing, isn't it, what people can convince themselves that they're doing in service to God. As I recall, the 9/11 hijackers thought they were doing God's will when they murdered 3,000 innocent Americans. I'd simply say to 'Pastor' King the following: Why are you blaming God for your bad jokes? But I imagine he wouldn't get it; he's probably one of those "worship is my gift to God" types.

Call Me Mom said...

I have heard pastors say outright that they have switched from the KJV to the NIV or some other dumbed down version of the Bible because their congregation doesn't understand the language in the KJV. Shouldn't pastors be willing to spend the time going over the verses line by line, if need be, to bring their flock up to that level of understanding? I think I read that the KJV was considered, in the 1700's, to have been written at a 12th grade level.

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." ~ Hosea 4:6

What value would you put on the word of God if no one else had it?

I thought his message was more of a revival type of message than a political one, although, with the threat of ever encroaching Islam, Christian revival IS a political message.

DR said...

I agree with both of you and I have heard the same thing about the NIV version; it really is a shame. I often wonder if some of the people claiming a call from God actually receive such a call. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Jesse Duplantis comes to mind.