Great Sermon! This sermon is exactly what the local New Testament church needs to hear. America doesnâ€™t need revival, the problem lies right within the walls of the church. If the church got revival, America would experience revival! What a powerful message. Praise the Lord!
Curtis Hutson: Covering Up Abuse It ought to be noted that Curtis Hutson (10 July, 1934â€“05 March, 1995) was aware of the abuse perpetrated under the pastorate of Jack Hyles, but completely turned a blind eye to such abuse. Curtis Hutson sadly died at the age of 60 from prostate cancer. While we realize that Jack Hyles and Curtis Hutson lead souls to Jesus Christ, we also realize that Curtis Hutson brought great reproach on The Name of The Lord by turning a blind eye to the abuse committed by Jack Hyles. Also, Jack Hyles brought reproach on The Name of The Lord through his abuse, legalism, and authoritarianism. It is sad how Curtis Hutson misused The Sword of The Lord Ministries to promote the abusive Jack Hyles. It is also sad that Jack Hyles abused his ministry to demonstrate his authoritarianism, legalism, and narcissism. May old fashioned Bible believing ministries lead as gentle shepherds rather than as authoritarian jackboots.
Great Sermon for the Time We Are Living In! Oh how wonderful it is to hear what we need to hear. How often in a single day do you see someone who evidences a surrendered life? All to infrequently. I would add to his analysis of the person who says, "I post scripture every day" that if they do it from memory that is evidence. Further those who have decided that "justice" is God's decision, not ours in the same way vengeance is, are much better off. In any case, this is an excellent sermon that everyone would benefit by hearing.
Preach!!! Thank you for preaching, without apology, the simple and plain truth. I actually came upon your church accidentally while looking for Fairhavens Baptist Church (Pastor Bob Kirkland) in Sarnia, ON (Canada), but I am so glad for this "accident". I will be listening more while scrubbing my kitchen floor, doing dishes, cooking, etc.... Amen! Time is short. Please continue to be bold in your preaching. Being a watchman and seed sower, Stateside Missionary
Jack Hyles: Self-Righteous Hypocrite It should be noted that Jack Hyles was a self-righteous hypocrite. It should also be noted that Matthew 7:1-5 strongly condemns judging with self-righteous hypocrisy. Jack Hyles failed to cast the beam out of his own eye so that he could cast the mote out of other people's eyes. This sermon shows that any legalistic authoritarianism is just self-righteous hypocrisy.
Life Changing To have come across this message is a divine favor. Itâ€™s life changing because Iâ€™ll never view this gift the same before. All that we are / have is a gift...we have no right to anything. God is good no matter what. Thank you so much for sharing your powerful and touching testimony of His goodness.
Jack Hyles: Self-Righteously Rude Jack Hyles was known for being rude, especially to his critics and fellow followers and associates. Of course, this is the character of self-righteous authoritarian legalists like Mr. Hyles. It was clearly evident that Jack Hyles was rude to his own fellow followers when he addressed them as "idiots." As we understand from Scripture, pastors are supposed to edify their fellow congregants according to Ephesians 4:11-12. There is nothing edifying about an authoritarian pastor addressing his fellow congregants as "idiots." Jack Hyles, like all other authoritarian pastors, are examples of people who are self-righteous.
Jack Hyles: Legalistic Authoritarian Jack Frasure Hyles (September 25, 1926 â€“ February 6, 2001) or simply Jack Hyles, was a man known for his legalistic authoritarianism. This is something that he manifested even until his very passing. As a result, Jack Hyles created a legacy of legalistic authoritarianism which still continues to this day. This shows that the crops of authoritarianism in the pastorate create an atmosphere of legalism.
Jack Hyles: Misguided Man Jack Hyles was very similar to Diotrephes in 3 John 9-11. While Jack Hyles was a man with noble intentions, he was mostly known for his abusive authoritarianism. All of this shows that Jack Hyles was a deeply misguided man.