For those who may have missed it as they try and sort through the wreckage of this most unfortunate incident where accusations by Richard Abanes, whose pastor is Rick Warren, did lead to the termination of the old Apprising Ministries website I have given my summation of what actually happened in “Just the Facts” About Richard Abanes and the old Apprising Ministries Website.
Now for those who have not liked reading about this issue, 1) no one forced you to, and 2) I would ask them to consider how they might have liked to be the one who had to live through it. As a pastor I must tell you that things like this will only be increasing because from where I stand the evangelicalism, which men like Richard Abanes hold dear, is just as apostate overall as the Church of Rome was in Luther’s day.
The truth is if you have a weak heart for relatively minor conflicts such as this one between Abanes and me then I exhort you in the Lord to ask God to strengthen you. You need to know that you will be seeing 1 Peter 4:17 judgments coming upon the American Christian Church. So if you thought this little one was ugly how will you ever stand when we really begin defending and fighting for the purity of the actual Gospel of Jesus Christ to rescue it from the myriad counterfeit “Christians” running around the landscape.
You would do well to go and ask the Lord to show you what I am talking about because I assure you that I am hardly alone in what I’ve said. However, I’m not looking for public reinforcments anytime soon. And my final point in the sad saga of Richard Abanes will be to correct something I have seen him say all over the Internet:
“how about the wishes of the ISP who had discovered, thanks to my alert, that Silva had violated their TOS with them.”
For the record: There is zero evidence that IPower actually investigated the false accusation by Richard Abanes. And it remains false because it has never been proven. Things are not slander/libel simply because a given individual claims that they are.
And I have never, ever been supplied with–by either party–any specifics concerning this alleged slander, etc. within my opinion piece A PASTOR’S ASSESSMENT OF RICHARD ABANES. Also, I have never spoken privately with Richard Abanes at any time.
This is not the forum to argue this any further so I am only going to say: Richard Abanes is most certainly welcome to his opinion but I really think it would be more Christian of him if he would not to continue to spread this particular piece of misinformation.