by a B-P pastor.
It exists in the church today! Today we hear of Islamic terrorism and the extremism of Al-Qaeda on how they would go to the extent of killing their fellow Muslims. As I reflect on this matter, it dawn on me that we are seeing such extremism in the church, too. The recent conflict that split certain B-P Churches was over the extreme belief that the King James Versions (KJV) is the inspired, God preserved version for the English-speaking world. Some of these extremists (B-P pastors) condemned their fellow B-P pastors who disagree with them. Name callings, like neo-evangelicals, neo-fundamentalists were labeled against those pastors who were not in agreement with them. Such pastors were treated like an enemy. Spiritual terrorism is extremism. It is extremism that will not tolerate anyone who is not with/for them. They will go all out to fight anyone who disagrees with them.
Be careful of extremists. Be wary of them. They are merciless. They will only want to build their own empire. They will fight and destroy anyone who comes in their way.
Once the Devil was walking along with one of his cohorts. They saw a man ahead of them pick up something shiny.
"What did he find?" asked the cohort.
"A piece of the truth," the Devil replied.
"Doesn't it bother you that he found a piece of the truth?" asked the cohort.
"No," said the Devil, "I will see to it that he makes a religion out of it."
To these people they have found the 'truth' and have made a religion out of it.
If you have seen a recent TV program on CNN: "In the Footsteps of bin Laden" you would know how dangerous extremists could be. They will kill those who are even their own fellow Muslims. In spiritual terrorism, the Christians, may not kill physically but they will split churches and cause fellow Christians to fight one another. Parents and children, husband and wife attend different churches because of the KJV issue. It is so destructive.
Be wary of such extremists. They hold on to the KJV-ONLY position. They believe in the perfect Bible which they say is the King James Version/Bible. They will not allow anyone to read any other Bible versions other than the KJV only. To them, all other Bible versions present a different Jesus from their KJV Jesus. All other Bible versions are corrupt. Only the KJV is the Perfect Bible. They will tell you that God has preserved the KJV. The KJV is the Bible that should be the sole guiding principle for all Bible translations, including all other ethnic Bibles (like the Chinese, Malay, Tamil language Bibles etc.). This is not only extremism, but also leaning heavily towards a heretical and cultic behaviour. Be forewarned of such groups in the B-P Church today.
Do not allow such extreme teaching to infiltrate Grace Church. Be on guard against them. I am not for such teaching. I am against such form of extremism. Some B-P Churches that were affected recently have been devastated by internal strife and split in the congregation.
We live in perilous times. Be careful of them. 2 Timothy 4: 3-4:
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but, after their own lusts, shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall turned into fables"