Yet another who sees no sin in oath breaking!

Here is yet another ‘unsigned’ example of the ‘Christianity’ of one who sees no sin in the breaking of an oath made to the Lord and who unhesitatingly hurls abuse at one who dares to expose such a sin.

My article contained nothing of  the ‘hatefulness’ of which I am accused, but simply consisted of questions regarding the behaviour of David Wilson in the light of his oath and the standards of the Free Presbyterian Church.

Just what has been bred in the pews of ‘modern’ Free Presbyterianism?

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Mr. Foster,

Regarding your treatment of David Wilson recently which frankly reminded me of something a 13 year old girl might post on the Internet to shame someone she’d fell out with, I see absolutely nothing in your behaviour which resembles brotherly love or even godliness of any description. Your hateful public attack on David, his daughter and all involved is an embarrassment to your denomination and your own witness. You have showed no consideration or discretion. No love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Indeed one might find more similarities with your behaviour in Galatians 5.20 – hatred, wrath, strife.

You refer to the new generation of Free Presbyterians as lesser Christians than yourself. I personally think the further we can get from your particular brand of egotistic legalism the better state the church will be in.

It’s cowardly to hide behind your keyboard and launch attacks on those you hold grudges against. Surely a more proper response would have been to meet the man face to face and discuss your differences of opinion in a constructive manner. I fail to see what you hoped to achieve. I find it horrific that a so called Christian can act as you have and feel no remorse.

I acknowledge a level of ironic hypocrisy in what I’ve said here but I find myself utterly disgusted with what I’ve read and hope you will consider the harmful effect you have on Christian brothers and sisters and leave the adjudicating to the proper establishment.

My reply

Being conscious of your ‘ironic hypocrisy’ on your part does not in the least deter you from writing as you do.

My ‘hateful public attack on David, his daughter and all involved’ consisted in my displaying a picture of them dancing which they had mounted on the internet and asking if his actions should be consider as a keeping the ordination oath he had but recently made?

It is to be noticed that you, in like fashion with other detractors, ignore the sin of blatantly breaking an oath made to the Lord and His people on the part of Mr Wilson.

Such behaviour by him, irrespective of how it is seen by the Lord, is quite acceptable to the ‘modern’ Christian.

I find that arrogant, repugnant and contradictory!

The Saviour said: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him,” John 14:21.

Those are His terms for those who wish to call themselves ‘Christians’’.

Of course, in your rebellious ignorance, you call this ‘egotistical legalism,’.

One day soon we will see just who is correct and then a distance, further than some may expect, will be established for the rejecters of “the old paths, where is the good way,” Jeremiah 6:16, from the likes of me and my generation of believers!

Ivan Foster