Why Don't You Have a Forum or Blog?

By David J. Stewart

Ecclesiastes 9:18, “Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.”

       I've had many people ask me over the years why I don't have a forum or a blog for my website, i.e., ministry? The answer is simply because of the evil nature of people.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:18 that one sinner destroys much good, and the most effective means of destroying someone is with slander. Of the existing forums and blogs on the internet, they are nothing more than places of gossip, slander and destroying good people's reputations, dead and alive. I hate the internet, I really do. I don't enjoy my ministry. I don't enjoy exposing the evils of our time. I'd rather be fishing or hiking in the mountains. However, someone needs to stand for God, which is what Ephesians 5:11 and Psalm 94:16 tell us to do.

The whole matter of online blogs and forums is nauseating. If I had my way, I'd get rid of the internet and television altogether, because they are being used far more for evil than good. More porn, smut and filth exists on the internet than anywhere else. Nearly 50% of all websites are using hard or soft porn to attract customers to make money. Now the porn perverts are making billions putting that filth on cellphones.

There was a beauty back in America when the radio first came out and there was no television or internet. Families used to gather around the radio for story telling, Hawaiian music and non-commercialized amateur musicians and singers. It wasn't about making money back then, and it was a purer time in American history. Music was enjoyed for the sake of music itself, quality came first; instead of the corporate greed and inferior technologies today. Digital may be a far advanced technology, but it was the death of high-quality analog sounding music. People today don't know what real music sounds like, records being played on an old stereophonic record player. What a sound!

Technology is a double-edged sword. The internet as one of the most powerful soulwinning vehicles to ever come along. Yet, tragically, the internet is also the biggest source of gossip, slander and destruction in the world today. The internet is absolutely saturated with slander, defamatory information and hypocrisy.

The sad fact of the matter is that most people condemn others for their sins, whether alleged or factual. Whether the allegation are true or false doesn't matter, because people will NEVER stop throwing it in your face for the rest of your life. Aren't people great? I agree with George Bernard Shaw, who eloquently stated, “I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.” There is so much truth to that statement.

Once an allegation has been made against someone, the stigma sticks. The Devil knows this. At a minimum, a question mark is placed in everyone's mind for the rest of time. Even after that person is dead and gone, the slanderous information will forever be stored on the internet, circulating for people to read. Thankfully, God knows the truth about everything and will punish the wicked (Romans 12:19). Whereas the sinful world sins openly, willingly and without regard for God's Law, and no one says a word about it; just let a preacher of righteousness sin once, and all the hordes of Hell will attack him to discredit his work for God, to destroy his reputation and ruin his life if possible. God sees this and will severely punish the hypocrites who condemn the righteous, while overlooking the sins of the wicked.

Honestly, the internet has become evil beyond comprehension. It's worse than the television, which has earned the well-deserved title of hellivision. Millions of lives have been destroyed by the manure-spreading newsmedia, and now through the internet. This is just plain evil. The internet is being used to destroy people's lives, reputations and careers...

The Bible calls Satan, “the accuser of our Brethren” ...

Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

The newsmedia and those who use the internet to defame, attack, accuse and destroy are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Satan accuses Christians DAY AND NIGHT the Bible says. This is what Satan does, he accuses people, defaming them and tearing them down. Thankfully, God is not swayed by Satan's vile mouth and will cast him into Hell forever. What a day that will be! Revelation 20:10, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

We ought not condemn anyone for their faults. The exception is taking a Biblical stand for God against those who promote open wickedness, sinful agendas and they who teach false doctrines and lead men away from the Word of God. We ought never condemn sinners for their personal sins; but rather, expose those who openly parade and attempt to justify sinful agendas. There is a world of difference. Jesus didn't come to condemn anyone (John 3:17). The Law of God condemns all humanity (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:24,25). Jesus came to SAVE SINNERS!

I know a mighty preacher, a faithful man of God if ever there was one, who was accused of financial and sexual improprieties with his staff. There has never been any evidence to confirm the allegations. The man died many years ago of complications after surgery, in the midst of all the allegations; but his name is still being slandered all over the internet in blogs and forums, by idiots who love to slander, gossip, and destroy the goodness of a successful man. Even 10-years after the man's death, people are still digging up his grave to kill him again, destroying his good name. Thankfully, the good which that preacher accomplished in his life has perpetuated and no amount of enemies can destroy his work for God.

So, the reason why I adamantly refuse to have a blog or a forum is because people always gravitate towards slander and gossip. The Fighting Fundamentalist Forum is nothing but a slander forum, attacking people and degrading preachers. Bible colleges are critiqued and men of God are attacked. It's best not to have a forum to partake of slander and tearing good people down. That's just my opinion.

I preach the truth through my ministry, that is the work which God has put in my heart to do. I'm not interested in starting a forum or blog, where jealous, disgruntled and hateful people attack, degrade and bring into question the character of great men of God. I am for building; not destroying. Forums are nothing but places of gossip. I wash my hands of that kind of evil.

What Christians need to do is stop wasting their time in stupid online forums and go soulwinning instead. The world is going to Hell, while immature believers hang out in gossiping blogs and forums.

Great minds talk about ideas
Good minds talk about things
Weak minds talk about people

From what I've seen in all the online so-called Christian forums, most of the people involved have weak minds. I don't visit the forums anymore, they're just too slanderous. I don't understand why the people who host these forums enjoy seeing soulwinning pastors and evangelists tore down, defamed and trampled upon. A lot of the things being done today in the name of Christianity are as Godless as can be. I do believe in free speech, but in today's apostate society, it's just a very bad idea to have a blog or forum where you know people are going to trash out anyone they don't like.

It's getting really bad in America. Nearly every cellphone nowadays has a built in camera. Malicious students are recording inappropriate activities happening at Bible colleges, even in the privacy of dorm rooms, and then uploading those videos to YouTube in an attempt to discredit and slander the Bible college. It is evil. 2nd Timothy 3:1-7 foretold of these Last Days when teenagers would be unthankful to parents, unthankful, unholy, fierce, false accusers, boastful, proud, despisers of those who are good, high-minded... having a form of godliness, but are unsaved.

Preachers are being slandered all over YouTube and other websites, by malicious people who have nothing better to do with their time, than to attack good people who are doing a work for God. Benjamin Franklin rightly said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Yes, they do!

Many people are envious and their evil heart's only purpose is to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). Critics abound. The very nature of the newsmedia is to kill, steal and destroy. They'll destroy anyone to make a buck. Satan is behind all of the gossip and slander. True or false, it is wrong to publicly parade someone's sins in an attempt to destroy that person. This is all that we see in America today. Many people love to condemn and destroy good people. Misery loves company.  They are self-righteousness, and try to destroy everything that is good and holy.

Fortunately, the name of Jesus cannot be destroyed. The Lord has been gone from the earth for nearly 2,000 years and yet people are still maligning, attacking and assassinating His character. Please read, Defaming the Name of Jesus. If people will do that to the Creator of the universe, then what do you think they'll do to Jesus' disciples? That's right, the same thing. The servant is not greater than his Lord. If God's enemies crucified the Lord Jesus Christ, then they'll crucify us too. Jesus told us not to worry, because He has overcome this hellish world and is on His throne in Heaven.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33

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