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Someone who claims to be Jonathan Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church has commented here regarding this post about Westboro Baptist going to Mississippi and encountering resistance.
Here is what he said:
Just when we thought there was no completely new and original way to get the whole nation talking about the faithful ministry of WBC, you found one. You are AWESOME!
Never mind that the story was complete fiction (since we never have and never would waste time driving that far when a plane and rental car is far more efficient), you got people to get an accurate picture of the face of a doomed nation that will no longer endure sound Bible doctrine and therefore God sends them a spirit of lawlessness as divine judgment.
You saved us funds to attend funerals for soldiers and others in Nebraska, Iowa, and Oklahoma, while still guaranteeing that our core message (God is bringing this evil nation into judgment in an open and notorious manner, chiefly by slaughtering their young and their soldiers, because you have turned the country over to the sodomites) has reached a huge audience AGAIN!
Thank you for your faithlessness and your rage against God (that He turns as a testimony for us). If we weren’t busy planning funeral pickets for the latest GodSmack victims, we would send a representative to come and give you a BIG hug!
These words we preach are going to be heard in the ears of 310 million american brutes, by hook or crook, and you are powerless to stop them. That’s how God rolls.
Jonathan Phelps on behalf of Westboro Baptist Church
Dear Mr. Phelps ,
First of all, thanks for taking the time to stop and comment. Second, I agree that this nation is doomed. Scripture tells us that nations that forget God will be turned into hell ( Psalm 9:17 ) along with all of the wicked. I also agree that there are many who do not abide by sound doctrine and do not wish to hear it.
Mr. Phelps, it may well be that the story is fictitious. I do know that you are the only person to this point who has denied it. I have also had at least one from the Brandon, MS area who commented, and they did not deny it. In fact, she pretty much confirmed the story. At this point, I suppose it is safe to believe the story, as I cannot see myself believing you.
All of these things being said, you must understand that you are by no means preaching sound doctrine. While I agree that homosexual behavior is sinful and immoral, there is no biblical justification for blaming homosexual behavior on the deaths of soldiers. Soldiers die because our nation has been taken over by forces that are motivated by profits. They are after unjust gain. Soldiers are dying because we are fighting unjust wars, and bullets respect no persons. There is nothing in the inspired Word of God that tells you, or leads you to believe that God approves of you.
As far as my faithlesness is concerned, I must admit that my faith is often weak. It is strong, however, when I look at Calvary and the empty tomb from which Jesus arose alive and victorious over sin, death, and hell. It is strong enough to hear Him tell us to go into all the world and preach the good news. It is strong enough to see that you don’t preach good news, as you only present hatred and damnation. You give no hope of deliverance to anyone. You simply tell them that God hates them. Does He? Yes, indeed, He does! He hates them so much that hell awaits them. He also loves them so much that Jesus died for their sins and arose from the dead to give them eternal life. That is the GOSPEL! That is good news! That is faithfulness to God and His Word.
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. ” (1 Timothy 1:15)
Am I raging against God? No. I am raging against those who deny God by their actions.
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. ” (Titus 1:16)
Yes, Mr. Phelps, you deny God by your actions. You profess to know Him, but deny Him by your actions. God is love, if you will recall ( 1John 4:7-8 ), and He tells us that hate-filled people do not know Him.
Mr. Phelps, I have not intention of beating around the proverbial bush. You MUST repent. You must recognize your own sinful self-righteousness and repent, or else you will go to the same torments that all the other wicked are going.
“There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. ” (Luke 13:1–5)
The glorious truth of the gospel is that God will forgive homosexuals, and He will even forgive someone as despicable as you and I are ( 1Corinthians 6:9-11 ).
Thanks for taking the time to comment, to give me the opportunity to clarify to you what the gospel truly is, and to give yourself one more opportunity to repent and believe ( Mark 1:14-15;John 3:16 ).
The Pastor (JasonS)