– Jack Schaap and Jack Hyles may their reign finally end!
A new scandal has erupted nationally with the news of sexual misconduct by Pastor Jack Schaap of First Baptist Church (FBC) of Hammond, Indiana who was Chancellor of Hyles-Anderson College (HAC). Jack Schaap was fired earlier this week!
Back in December 2008 I posted a warning regarding the shameless sexual teachings of then Pastor Jack Schaap continuing the legacy of Pastor Jack Hyles. (Full article linked here) Among other bizarre teachings I pointed out where Schaap compares the Lord’s Supper to engaging in spiritual intercourse, twists other scriptures to make them appear to speak of sex and much more. One quote from the warnings in,
Page 44 in Marriage: The Divine Intimacy paragraph 2, Schaap stated:
“Psalm 119:30 says, ‘I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.’ That word laid is a sexual term which literally means the same thing as a man laying with a woman. God was saying that God’s laws should be as intimate as a marriage partner in a sexual liaison.“
“Reproof for this “Schaapology”: No, Dr. Schaap, look at that Hebrew a bit closer. A similar verse is found in the NT. John 3:21: “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” It is ironic that Schaap would apply anything sexual, since both of these verses deal with truthfulness.”
– There are many more examples of this sort of sexual blasphemy that should have disgusted any Christian at FBC or HAC leading to his ouster it rather it took a scandal that is being investigated now by the FBI!
What I said in 2008 about FBC and HAC still stands,
It is my humble opinion any Bible believing, born-again, Fundamental Independent Baptist or any serious Bible believing Christian should mark and avoid FBC and Hyles-Anderson in accordance with Scriptures. Acts 20:30, “Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” And Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].” Also see Scriptures in Romans 16:17-18, Jude 3, and others. Read the FBC and Hyles-Anderson history, read what is in black in white here, listen to the audio and video clips!
For those of you who are members of Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches that openly endorse FBC and Hyles-Anderson, it is past time to bring this material to the attention of your Pastors! For pastors reading this, here is an opportunity to cleanse your church of this hypocrisy! You should not be afraid to repudiate and reprove such nonsense as you would any other sin from your pulpits! Question yourselves before quoting MEN such as Schaap or Hyles! 2 John 1:11 says, “For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds.” How is quoting these men favorably any different?
My heart goes out to those victimized! I will be praying for the true victims and for those who remain to pick up the pieces who repent that some good may come out of such evil! I stand in complete agreement with today’s article 8/3/2012 from Dr. David Cloud,
There is no reason to believe that anything of real substance will change. Another man–doubtless another Hyles worshipper–will step behind that polluted pulpit and the cult will go on. Every warning that we gave in The Two Jacks is as relevant today as ever, and it’s not just about First Baptist of Hammond. It’s about a large number of IFB churches that have followed this cultic pattern and it’s about large numbers of IFB preachers who have not spoken out against it but rather have chosen to bask in the glory of “bigness” rather than take a stand for truth.
~ I challenge you of FBC and HAC to prove this statement above wrong! ~
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For the entire article from Dr. Cloud’s Friday Church News Notes please read below:
THE LATEST IN THE SAGA OF “THE TWO JACKS” (Friday Church News Notes, August 3, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) – Earlier this year I published The Two Jacks, documenting the life and ministry of Jack Hyles, who pastored First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, for 42 years, and Jack Schaap, who took over the pastorate of the church when his father-in-law died in 2001. But the book is not merely about two men. It is a warning about a cultic model of ministry that has spread very far. Hyles set the pattern for errors that are still rampant. Most importantly, the book is a positive call to build biblical churches. A major motivation in writing the book was to challenge young preachers not to be man followers and man pleasers, to walk in the fear of God rather than the fear of man, to be serious Bible students and Bereans, to be passionate for Christ and Truth, and to reject pragmatism: whether it be contemporary church growth pragmatism or emerging pragmatism or Independent Fundamental Baptist pragmatism. The book is a warning about Quick Prayerism, promotionalism, numbers-ism, the abuse of pastoral authority, blind loyalty to man, cover-up and deception and rampant immorality, the neglect of church discipline, and unrepentant heresy. Now we can add to the section on “rampant immorality” the fact that Jack Schaap has been dismissed from the pastorate because of his “physically improper” relationship with a 16-year-old girl. The Hammond Community Net reports that “the First Baptist Church of Hammond has dismissed Jack Schaap as its pastor in the wake of a Lake County police investigation.” That occurred on Tuesday, July 31. In light of the history that we have documented in The Two Jacks, the only thing that is surprising about this sad account is that the church has taken action against the man. Many teenage girls and even some children have been the target of sexual abuse at First Baptist, including those polluted by Jack Hyles’ son, Dave. We don’t know how long this type of thing has gone on even in Schaap’s life. It’s doubtful that a 54-year-old man would start messing with girls just out of the blue. This is the same church that covered over and justified Jack Hyles’ sins and the ministry-disqualifying sins of other pastors associated with the church and school for decades, a church that was willing to stand by and watch the character assassination of anyone who dared to bring an accusation against the “man of God.” This is the church that accepted the lie that to reprove and discipline a preacher is to “touch the Lord’s anointed.” It appears that Schaap thought he could walk in Hyles’ footsteps and do as he pleased, and he succeeded for over a decade and probably could have continued to do so except that the sheriff’s department and the FBI got involved this time. (It is reported that “the girl was taken to Illinois and Michigan for Schaap’s interludes,” Mark Kiesling, “50 Shades of Jack Schaap,” nwi.com.) There is no reason to believe that anything of real substance will change. Another man–doubtless another Hyles worshipper–will step behind that polluted pulpit and the cult will go on. Every warning that we gave in The Two Jacks is as relevant today as ever, and it’s not just about First Baptist of Hammond. It’s about a large number of IFB churches that have followed this cultic pattern and it’s about large numbers of IFB preachers who have not spoken out against it but rather have chosen to bask in the glory of “bigness” rather than take a stand for truth. (The Two Jacks is available from the free eBook section of the Way of Life web site — www.wayoflife.org.)