Isn't it indicative of the condition of the heart how one accepts the Word of God? When I posted my arrival on this board I received ten responses. When I posted my concerns for the spirituality if todays Independent Baptists there were many more negative responses. Why is it wrong to be concerned about the lack of standards, the lack of seperation, the lack of ethics in pulpits, the alck of ethics among God's people? Why should we look the other way when we see brothers in a fault? Matthew 18:15-17 admonishes us to deal with sin among the brethren. II Timothy 2:2-5 Perhaps this explains why. Verse 2 says to reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. Well praise the Lord! for those preachers that do and shame on those who want to please men more than God. Verse 3 describes many who name the name of Christ today.....they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. Now don't go revealing who you are by blasting me for what the Bible says. I named no names or accused anyone. Some one posted my lack of scripture use well there you have it what you do with it is between you and God....It is His Word AMEN! Ernie Brazee One of those poor souls who can only believe God's Word is true!