Do Some Independent Fundamental Baptists Still Dare to Favorably Quote Hyles or Schaap!? – An Open Letter
Do Some Independent Fundamental Baptists Still Dare to Favorably Quote Hyles or Schaap!? – Are Some of Their Loyal Minions Finally Abandoning Their Idols? An Open Letter to All of Them!
Our Biblical Discernment Ministries Site has testimonies stretching back decades warning of the utter nonsense being promoted at the cult-like Hyles-Anderson College. The imprisonment of Jack Schaap for having sex with a 16 year old girl just brought it all out finally into the public eye!
- December 16, 2012 Chicago Magazine and First Baptist Hammond – More Fallout as Result of Hyles/Schaap
- September 22, 2012 The Fall of the Two Jacks – Part 2 – Schaap Heading to Jail
Many more links documenting the antics of both Schaap and Hyles at the end of this letter
No longer can the immoral filth and lies be covered up, and now it is time for any supporters and endorsers of Hyles or Schaap to clean up their acts too. As for the immoral ones, many of them are already serving time or they have been publicly disgraced.
As for their supporters I have this to say to them. Having been someone on the outside recognizing the Hyles’ crowd cult-like attitude as an Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFBer) myself – I have left churches for quoting Hyles from the pulpit and did not mind telling the Pastors (yes plural) why I could not bear their idol worship. Seldom was it merely quoting Hyles comparing to a quote of let’s say Spurgeon, it was an every service thing most of the time with an added adoration of the great man of God Hyles was… I even had one pastor who had the gall to say they were not a “Hyles” type church when several of his elders and staff were proud Hyles-Anderson graduates! Denial did not become him, but we left quietly and found an IFB church where we are today that does not play the Hyles games or quote him favorably.
My point, I am aware of testimonies of some who have blackballed good men such as Biblical Evangelist Robert Sumner (linked here) who attempted in earnest to reveal the dangers of Hyles. I know there are others but Sumner’s testimony on these matters has been public for years and some key leaders in IFB churches and colleges. They need to account for their actions and lack thereof and seek forgiveness if they are the credible soul-winning leaders I hear they are? So time for those men to step forward since it appears they will not step forward on their own!? I have heard nothing publicly from these leaders, and searching the Internet appears to reveal just a distancing from Schaap at best but not what should be an open condemnation of that sin and anything connected to it. – Evangelist Sumner has no idea I am publishing this article, I do so out of a compassionate heart tugging at me to do so. Second, for any others deeply hurt by what has happened as result of Hyles-Anderson so they might independent of this article (and me) to seek forgiveness that healing can start.
Again, I have heard from other men and brothers in Christ these leaders I refer that once supported Hyles but blackballed or distanced themselves from men like Evangelist Sumner are supposed to be good men who preach the Gospel including repentance of sin – so I am NOT naming names myself (yet). I will personally send emails first then letters to see if I get a response and I will publicly show their response to their shame or good – but for God’s glory not mine. Egregious wrongs/sins committed if accounted for can forgiveness sought and heal a multitude of sins. Also at that point a good testimony can be restored showing how our Great God can heal!
I know am giving a great ‘benefit of a doubt’ that just perhaps some of the men I question did not know the depths of sin or to their own fault never looked into the antics at Hyles-Anderson. However, to my knowledge and others, these leaders of the IFB persuasion did know or were told of the immoral behavior and heresies in and coming out of Hyles-Anderson for many years yet said nothing publicly to warn fellow believers of the dangers!
For those directly connected to Hyles-Anderson? If you stumble upon my small blog, and you are not worshiping some new idol there – come out from among them! If by some miracle you are actually going to go back to the Bible and abandoning the man worship that has prevailed there for decades, I will pray you are right! It is hard not to be cynical at this point!
For those nasty arrogant so-called evangelists and other individuals that have personally attacked me through the Biblical Discernment site, if you notice this blog, I offer the same thing to you. I do not seek anything but you coming clean that you worshiped the man Hyles and were wrong! Can you bear it!? I do not want this to seem mean-spirited just to mock you – but make you look inside your heart to see the hatred you spewed towards me and other good men and women that might dare to question the teachings of Hyles. If you are willing to admit the wrong (sin) and seek forgiveness even if you do not remember who you offended, I will be happy to publish it on my blog or keep it private at your request.
Anyone stumbling onto my blog and have no clue what I am talking about, here are a number of links below my name. If you are in an IFB church still daring to quote that heretic Hyles or Schaap favorably – hold on! You are in for quite a ride – these quotes are backed up to the hilt often with where and when Hyles or Schaap said what they said or did! So get ready, you may need to abandon the church you are in and/or be brave as I have been in the past and bring these lies into the light of God’s Word. Clarified, bringing directly to your church leadership without discussion or gossip with others as appropriate. – Not saying what my family went through was painless but are we men pleasers or God pleasers? You must decide! Galatians 1:10 “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.”
John Beardsley, Evangelist
The two edges of the Sword I am swinging:
- First, to bring out the truth exposing the darkness of heresy and other filth into the light:
2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
- Second, showing the way of real healing for those hurt but earnestly seeking to walk with God:
1 Peter 1:22 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:”
For more details stretching back decades documenting this mess click:
General Teachings/Activities (12/08) Of Jack Schaap
General Teachings/Activities (1/06) Of Schaap’s Mentor Jack Hyles
Pentecost vs. Hylescost (8/98)
Free eBook: The Hyles Effect – A Spreading Blight (2012) by Dr. David Cloud, Way of Life Literature