Perry Noble apparently didn’t enjoy our 1,000 baptisms in four minutes post a few days ago, and responded in a highly capitalized post yesterday. You can read it all here, but to save you time, here are a few excerpts:
Sure, there ARE people in this world who will question what is happening in your ministry when you begin to celebrate! (AND…keep in mind that MOST of these people have a blog, not a church!!!)
You might imagine that he thinks blogs are a bad thing. Read more about it on his blog.
AND…there are people who will cause others to doubt as to whether or not what is taking place in your church is authentic. (Such as, “there were a lot of salvations reported there…but did they REALLY receive Christ?)
Will he ever name or link to one such person or blog? PP, for one, did not question anyone’s salvation or baptism; it just questioned the adequacy of the preacher’s message before the mass sacrament.
God DID NOT BLESS YOU so that you could BE QUIET ABOUT IT!!!
HE DIDN’T WORK AMONG YOU SO THAT YOU COULD TELL NO ONE!!!
What would Jesus do?
After raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead: “Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.” (Luke 8:56)
After healing a deaf and mute man: “Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone.” (Mark 7:36)
Sometimes God’s work is not for the whole world to see and celebrate. What would feel more special to you? Jesus healing you on a stage in front of video cameras, or Jesus healing you alone in a private room?
Sometimes holy moments should be silent moments.
When Jesus uses us to run up the score on the enemy…a celebration is in order!
As we asked a few days ago, what’s the current score?
When does God get scored on?