Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On Faith

Pastor Steven Anderson was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. At age 18, he travelled throughout Germany and Eastern Europe for 3 months serving in local independent Baptist churches, studying foreign languages, and getting experience in the ministry. It was on this trip that he met his future wife, Zsuzsanna, while out soul-winning in the streets of Munich, Bavaria. He eventually lead her to the Lord, and they were married shortly thereafter. They have been married for over 12 years, and God has blessed them with 7 beautiful children. 

Pastor Anderson started Faithful Word Baptist Church on December 25, 2005. He holds no college degree but has well over 140 chapters of the Bible memorized word-for-word, including approximately half of the New Testament. Today, most Baptist churches are started by Bible colleges. However, the Bible makes it clear that the church is the pillar and ground of the truth, not a school. Faithful Word Baptist Church is a totally independent Baptist church, and Pastor Anderson was sent out by a totally independent Baptist church to start it the old-fashioned way by knocking doors and winning souls to Christ. 

God has blessed Faithful Word Baptist Church tremendously. Thousands have been saved, many have been 
baptized, and many more have learned to win souls both door-to-door and in their daily lives. 
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  • Peter David Allison Apparently, somebody forgot to read the New
  • David Daniel Ball I don't know if this happened .. but the pastor does not speak for me.
  • Warwick Poulsen That's the thing about relying on text ie "The Word" as a sovereign... it's subject to interpretation. ..
  • Peter David Allison Isn't everything open to interpretation?
  • David Daniel Ball The pastor's apparent depraved indifference to real people who don't come under his label is not an interpretation .. his are the words of an extremist, not a man walking in grace and wisdom.
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  • Warwick Poulsen  I appreciate the sentiments that you guys are expressing here, but words like "grace" & "wisdom" are perfect examples of what I'm talking about here...I've seen SOOO many nuances & interpretations of buzzwords like those...
    This is my point: Lao Tzu said "the way that can be spoken is not The Way" because he saw the limitations of language... I refer you to the work of Wilhelm Wundt as an eg of someone who pushed language to its limits and got bogged down in its snows...
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  • David Daniel Ball On a semantic level that idiot pastor didn't hit anyone so he wasn't aggressive?
  • Warwick Poulsen Now you're catching on 
  • Joff Farrow Warwick Poulsen , it sounds like you're saying that we should not even attempt to communicate what we mean by words like 'grace' or 'wisdom'. Is that right?
  • Warwick Poulsen No I'm saying books cannot be trusted the way that people of religious "Faith " trust them. The worship of the Word as absolutely sovereign is folly. All words can do is indicate (intellectually) & influence (emotionally). Language is just another machine...even civil Law is just a game everyone's tacitly playing along with. ..
  • David Daniel Ball Trust is always placed in *something* anxiety and doubt are crippling until choices are made as to trust. Grace and wisdom are words of action, not nouns. To distrust a noun is one thing, to distrust an action is silly. Suggesting that distrust is placed in consequence too. Faith is faith even for those who praise inaction. Even for those quivering in fear of hope and despising redemption.


    I've invited the pastor to comment

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