March 23, 2019

“Shame On You” For Believing The Bible

As most readers know we post announcements for churches seeking preachers and preachers seeking churches. Some of the ones that come to us are interesting, some humorous. There are those we cannot post for various reasons. A congregation might be institutional-liberal. A person's soundness might be lacking. We strive to deal with these politely and generally get a polite response, if there is one.

The other day we received a request from Pamela wanting to find a church in a Southeast state. Our reply was


We believe in 1 Timothy 2:11, 12 and therefore decline to post your announcement.

What was Pamela's response?

Shame on you!

What do you do with that?

This really illustrates a larger problem in our society, people want you to be ashamed of believing the gospel. Still, we join with Paul in not being ashamed to believe the truth (Rom. 1:16) and with Peter in not being ashamed to be a Christian (1 Pet. 4:16).