You are if you speak your disagreements against a perspective of the Editor at SBC Voices! In an astounding show of arrogance the editor has posted an OP that outlines guidelines on how to spot wolves in sheep clothing. What is so arrogant about his post? He uses Scripture to justify tagging brothers and sisters in Christ with the tag of “wolf in sheep clothing.”
To be fair he opens his OP with a disclaimer that he is not speaking about those that may come to various reader’s minds.
“While certain individuals may come to your mind, and may have come to mine as I wrote this, this is not directed at any individual.”
In one of the greatest movies ever made, Cool Hand Luke, was considered by the United States Library of Congress in 2005 to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The main character was Paul Newman who played the part of a conniving and industrious prisoner locked up in a prison road gang in Florida. The film was based on a time period when Prisoners were seen as being rehabilitated by using extreme discipline measures. The Prison guards maintained control through fear and harsh discipline that sometimes was inhumane. It was in one of these scenes where the Camp Captain explained to Luke about the chains where the following exchange took place.
“Captain, Road Prison 36: You gonna get used to wearin’ them chains afer a while, Luke. Don’t you never stop listenin’ to them clinking. ‘Cause they gonna remind you of what I been saying. For your own good.
Luke: Wish you’d stop bein’ so good to me, cap’n. “
After reading the post at SBC Voices that openly states a desire to “marginalize and decrease my tribe” in order to present a “Case Study in Losing Credibility in Blogging”, I must say I feel a little like Cool Hand Luke. I wish SBC Voices would stop being so good to me. Proverbs 27:2-4 states:
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?