Shame On Silva
“Hmm, then we’re left to wonder; if Leonard Sweet is as orthodox as pastor Newnham suggest, then why is it he was taken off of the speaker list in the first place? Pastor Newnham repeatedly says of me:
“More odd to me is the fact that although Dr.Sweet has answered all your concerns you still continue to slander him… My question to Silva is why he insists on continuing to slander a man…” (Online source)
Rather than deal with the facts in evidence, e.g. in the case of Sweet the Leonard Sweet Quotes by Sandy Simpson of the fine online apologetics and discernment ministry Deception in the Church, critics of online apologetics and discernment ministries really love to just toss out the old ”slander” charge when they disagree with something one of us documents. However, their big problem is that slander has to do with the spoken word; and since I’ve done nothing more than to write my views about Leonard Sweet, the charge pastor Newnham would be attempting to lay at my feet is one of libel.”
Here we see the character and integrity of Ken Silva…or the complete lack of both.
Instead of interacting with Dr. Sweets clear statement, the only “evidence” allowed in front of his readers are out of context quotes on another ODM blog.
Instead of interacting with us here, he stays safely behind his blog and shoots off his bile filled posts.
Instead of dealing with the real issue,which is accusing the brethren and dividing the church, he wants to discern between slander and libel.
Sweets statement is never linked to by Silva, for the same reason he won’t interact with anyone.
If he did he would be exposed as both a coward and a bully…people might find out that the accusations had been answered and a brothers name had been smeared.
This is sin…it’s gross sin and Silva needs to repent.
As a brother in Christ, Sweet has a Christian right to be dealt with in love and with charity.
Sound doctrine begins with the great commandments…love your God and your neighbor as yourself.
I discern a problem with Silva’s doctrine…