Monday, August 4, 2008

A note from Richard Abanes

Richard Abanes was kind enough to leave a comment responding to my post on Ken Silva and the CRN. I felt it was substantive enough that it needed to be brought up to the top level of the blog:


I appreciate your thoughts and perspective. This Open Letter to Steve Camp article outlines my initial thoughts/intentions/motivation for writing to Ken Silva's ISP. It also covers various issues relating to the "Ken Silva vs. Richard Abanes" controversy, including:

1. Bible Study notes on key passages being discussed (1 Cor. 6 and Matt. 18),
2. the actual contents of my email to Silva's ISP,
3. observations about the current state of the church,
4. an indictment of today's so-called Online Discernment Ministries, and
5. documentation of Ken Silva’s violation of federal copyright/privacy laws, and other issues.

My open letter should answer most questions being asked in cyberspace about this issue. The article herein linked is my final official word on the issue -- although I continue to make short comments on blogs. I believe that those who have ears to hear, and eyes to see, will both hear and see the truth.

Proverbs 18:13 reads: "He who answers before listening—that is his folly and his shame."

Proverbs 18:17 tells us: "The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him."

Richard Abanes
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And Reverend Ken Silva was kind enough to respond with a correction. I mistakenly said the Christian Research Network site was taken down when it was in fact the Apprising Ministries site.

Same difference. These guys have a network of blogs that cross-post material and then they comment on each other's posts to make it look like there's fire when actually it's only smoke. Lots of smoke. With a slightly sulfurous odor.

But, hey, that's only my opinion.