Last night I was thinking about the events of the past few weeks and one of the questions that have been asked the most is;
Where are the ODM’s and why aren’t they publicly condemning the aberrant behavior of one of their own?
I find myself asking the same question.
So where are they?
Where are those people supposedly called by God to be soldiers in a truth war when there is a liar in their midst? They certainly are vocal when criticizing the various ministries they disagree with but seem to remain silent when open unrepentant sin is discovered in their own camp.
O, you hear from them when they need money or when they are featured on one of their friends radio shows or if you misspell the name of their ministry yet rarely if ever do you hear a peep out of them when one of their own has failed in his or her Christian duty.
Dare to criticize them or one of their friends and you will absolutely hear from them……LOUDLY! Some of them will question your salvation while others will write hit piece after hit piece condemning you to hell because you have dared to hold them accountable yet when one of their own plagiarizes others work and deceives the Body we don’t hear a peep out of them?
Some of these ODM people are awfully good at separating the wheat from the tares (which isn’t their job BTW) yet can’t seem to separate from an open unrepentant sinner among their own?
If one of their favorite punching bags pulled half the crap that Dave Norris did they would all be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to the furious pounding of their keyboards from publicly condemning this man for weeks and probably months after yet nothing is said publicly in the matter of Dave Norris.
Don’t these people love Dave Norris as they would love themselves? Don’t they want to see this man repent? Don’t they love the Body of Christ enough to use their large platforms to warn the Body of this massive deception and demonstrate clearly how sin is supposed to be dealt with? They don’t seem to have this problem with those they disagree with now do they?
Someone suggested to me via email the other day one of the reasons we haven’t heard a peep out of the larger ODM’s was because they aren’t interested in seeing their personal targets repent or even seeing the followers of said targets repent but are only interested in making a name for themselves by targeting people more famous then they are.
I dunno but something isn’t right here.
Shouldn’t the repentance of the wayward be first and foremost behind all that we say and do when we write to expose false doctrine and sin? Some of the ODM’s scream bloody murder when one of their targets, some of whom they don’t believe to even be Christian, fail to preach repentance yet aren’t publicly calling for the repentance of one of their own?
I find that highly hypocritical don’t you?
Maybe in their eyes its more important for us to learn about the latest “clown church” or someone selling a “I love Jesus” toe nail clipper then it is to learn how the Body deals with the open unrepentant sin of one of it’s own. I can’t say for certain but it’s certainly looking that way now isn’t it?
I don’t know about you but the silence of the ODM world, especially those that associated with Dave Norris and his charade speaks volumes. It’s telling me that maybe, just maybe, this “truth war” and some of those claiming to be fighting this “truth war” aren’t all that interested in the truth, at least not when it concerns those they associate with.
Their silence speaks volumes!