When I was growing up I was told by me Father that words were always sweet coming out but bitter when ingested. He informed me that the most bitter words to ingest were words presented as truthful ones but dissected and turned into untruthful ones. These words he told me were the difference in eating steak and crow. Steak is good and nourishing. Crow is meat, just like steak, but not filling and bitter. Thus, I find myself with the bitter task of eating crow.
Thursday evening November 15, 2007 on SBC Outpost, I made a statement concerning Brother Wade Burleson’s offer to resign in comment #22. I said; “He thought better of it and removed that offer from the table.” After speaking to Brother Wade personally, I was told that the statement was incorrect. He never removed his offer to resign. He and I disagree on many things, but on this I can see how he views that statement as being wrong. I should have kept saying what I was saying all along instead of trying to make a stronger case. What I said from the beginning is true–Brother Wade was told to write out his resignation and he never did. This statement Brother Wade agrees with as we discussed it on the phone. He had many things to consider in writing such a statement but got distracted by something else.
Because words mean things, I can see how Brother Wade and others can say the statement; “He thought better of it and removed that offer from the table” and the statement; “Brother Wade was told to write out his resignation and he never did” are not the same. If you believe that these two statements do not mean the same thing and thus believe my use of the first placed Brother Wade in the position of being someone not telling the truth, then I am sorry. I have never said that Brother Wade was lying and thus do not believe I need to apologize for such a statement. I have not spread gossip just because I will not reveal my source. The fact is that Brother Wade was told to write out his statement of resignation and he never did–he told me that.
That is all that I have to say on the Wade Burleson issue concerning this resignation. I will trust the outcome of this issue and my heart to our Sovereign Father who judges all men’s hearts–and has assigned Wade Burleson a mansion next to Jerry Corbaley, which is located across the hall from the mansions of Paige Patterson, which is next to Ben Cole.
Excuse me while I return to my meal.
It seems that Brother Wade has a point of clarification where he believes it to be worded more accurately. I have stated; “Brother Wade was told to write out his resignation and he never did“. Brother Wade believes this would be more accurately worded by saying; “I was asked to write out my proposed resolution.” His proposed resolution involved his resignation before the end of the year.
I believe that Brother Wade and I disagree over semantics here. I personally do not see the difference in a statement that says he was asked to write out his resignation and a statement that says he was asked to write out his proposal to resolve the issue which included a letter of resignation.