Dear Titus the Honorable and Cohen the Goodhearted,
Christmas is coming! This is an exciting time of the year for the Moores as we prepare to celebrate the
birth of Jesus. Very soon, the family will ask what I want for Christmas. I will tell them I don’t need
anything, and then they will go to the dollar store to try and find some trinkets so I won’t sit empty-
handed while everyone else is opening their Christmas presents. Continue reading
Evidence suggests that the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention may have interfered with the autonomous decision-making of our state conventions by exercising their authority to release or withhold mission dollars donated by all Southern Baptists. NAMB may have leveraged these financial gifts in order to dictate matters of policy and personnel that are properly at the discretion of our state conventions.
Several credible, high-level, first-hand witnesses report that NAMB may have interfered with autonomous state convention decisions in Maryland-Delaware, the Northwest Baptist Convention, Michigan, West Virginia, and Alaska, among other states. There is even evidence, outside the scope of this article, suggesting that Dr. Ezell may have used NAMB time and office equipment to place phone calls solely for the purpose of keeping former state convention employees from doing ministry with other Southern Baptist entities, in an apparent attempt to prevent those individuals from earning a living.
“So Jesus said to them, ‘For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.’ These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them” (John 12:35–36).
These two verses give a clear picture of what is happening during the gospel encounter. The news of Lazarus being raised from the dead had created quite a crowd of both Jews and Greeks (12:9, 17–22). Vs. 34 reveals that Christ’s claims were met by more questions, but the time to answer such questions had passed; it was time to share the gospel. Continue reading