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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Dec 2, 2008.
And that from a "Liberal Baptists Are Us" web site.
I am curious about your response? Should they have reported it or not? What is your feeling about this?
I would question the objectivity of reporting this. What was the reason other than to try and make the IMB look bad?
Good grief, I can't make the IMB look bad. No I simply posted it because it was and is news about Baptist.
I didn't say you were trying to make the IMB look bad. But, I would question the intent of this particular news service.
Personally, I have the following resolve:
1. I have friends who are missionaries and pray for their safety. I would hope that a sponsoring organization would not do things to cause undue unsafety upon their workers. I do believe in the protection of God on his people who are in his will, but in the same breath, we don't need to bring about nonsense.
2. One of the points for me would be to get the money back and to use the funds appropriately. It seems to me that is what has been done.
3. I do believe that what goes around comes around. What you reap is what you sow. This man will get his.
drfuss: The IMB has already made itself look bad by secretly imposing criteria on Missionary candidates that exceed the BF&M. Burleson was forced to leave because he exposed these behind the scenes operations. The IMB gets large hunks of our CP monies and should be transparent in its operations.
Had the IMB publically prosecuted the offender, other people probably would not have been hurt. I suspect the offender used his association with the IMB as a reference for his future employment. The IMB negligence is what has made the IMB look bad.
I would question the godliness of the SBC leaders who tried to sweep the issue under the rug. Those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.