Don't Rock the Boat Fellowship
“Closer to home, we observe pastors in Australia assisting other pastors in taking their brethren to court, or projecting one image at pastors’ conferences and another at their youth rallies, or calling themselves fundamentalists and then contradicting their profession by sitting admiringly at the feet of Emergent and charismatic CEO/pastors, discipled by charlatans on how to build a larger empire. ... Or maybe you’ve met the reverend gentlemen who fiercely reprove their reprovers arguing that reproofs are unloving? ... Oh, I know these things leave most of the brethren cowed and fearful, afraid not to hew to the party line, fearful of making an enemy, but they ought to cause every true-hearted and valiant man to lie awake at night, asking over and over, ‘Why do so many men in ministry have very poor Christian ethics?’ We ought to do this to the point that we determine, by God’s grace, to find, to embrace, and to defend the ethics of the Son of God. Any day now I expect to receive in the mail an invitation to join the Aussie branch of the IBDRTBF. It is the new name for the Old Boys Club. It stands for Independent Baptist Don’t Rock The Boat Fellowship. It is for those anaemic preachers with timid souls. You know, the ones with bobble heads, always nodding yes to everything a reverend Doctor says.”
“The Vanishing Ethics of the Ministry” by Buddy Smith, Heads Up! Sept. 18, 2015
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