Thursday, May 11, 2017

Anti-Anderson Conference: the Saga Continues

Keith Gomez is going to kick my donkey!

So as a grand finale for the Anti-Anderson Conference, on Wednesday night (the final night), Keith Gomez started out by introducing and playing the entire video that I made rebuking Sam Gipp's blasphemy. First he read a list of Bible verses against anger, then he played the video, and instead of giving any scripture or reasons I was wrong, he simply said, "There's something wrong with that man's spirit."

The most ironic thing about this is that Keith Gomez was clearly very angry himself and then admitted that he had a bad spirit after repeatedly challenging me to come to Illinois for a physical fight. No scripture was given on why Sam Gipp's blasphemy of Jesus was right or justified, but rather Pastor Gomez just reverted to Junior High mode and did a bunch of chest pounding about how I need to fly to Chicago and say these things to his face. That is extremely hypocritical given that he hosted an entire conference attacking me and didn't fly to Arizona to come "say it to my face." I would never challenge him to come fly to Arizona and "say it to my face" because we don't wrestle with flesh and blood. Violence is not the way to settle Biblical doctrine. Not only that, but the Bible specifically forbids pastors from striking or brawling:

"A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, NO STRIKER, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, NOT A BRAWLER, not covetous;" - 1 Timothy 3:2-3

The thing that really stood out to me was that after playing my video exposing Sam Gipp, in which I said that anyone who listens to what Sam Gipp said and agrees with it or is okay with it is clearly not saved, he then proceeded to tell his congregation that I had declared them all unsaved. So what he actually did there is just make an assumption that everyone in the auditorium must have agreed with Sam Gipp's bizarre blasphemy. Keith Gomez is so sure that everyone in his church is a brainwashed, mindless follower, the thought that anyone in the auditorium might disagree with him doesn't even enter his mind!

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18

The presumption and arrogance of Keith Gomez is going to backfire. I guarantee you that there were plenty of people in that auditorium that agreed with me about Gipp's blasphemy because even when you listen to the video you can tell that the energy of the crowd is not on their side. You could cut the tension in that place with a knife. Sure there are always going to be the amen-bellowing yes-men who would gladly follow Gomez or Gipp off a cliff, but there have to be people in that church who can think for themselves. Apparently Gomez wants to run them off, so he can have unquestioned obedience and loyalty from his mindless drones. It will be interesting to see how many people quit the church after this debacle.

I believe that this may be similar to the story of Pharaoh in the Bible where God hardened Pharaoh's heart to the point where didn't even realize that he was destroying his own kingdom by resisting the word of God.

"And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?" - Exodus 10:7

Playing the full video in his church was a very foolish thing to do, but I believe that God wanted it to be played so that everyone in the audience would be without excuse.

Like Bob Gray earlier this year, Pastor Keith Gomez is another great example of a preacher from the Baby Boomer Generation who is in the process of "burning it all down" for the next generation. That is why the preachers of my generation need to forsake these false prophets and quit following them just because they're old.

"Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished." - Ecclesiastes 4:13


Unknown said...

Pastor Anderson: you claim that Mat 24 proves that the rapture is after the tribulation. Sam Gipp refutes this by claiming that you are 12 years old. Can you refute his claim?

Paul Biorn said...

Pastor Anderson: you claim that Mat 24 proves that the rapture is after the tribulation. Sam Gipp refutes this by claiming that you only believe this because you think that everything in the bible is about you. Do you think that Mat 4:9 is about you? Sam Gipp does (but I think he is projecting).

Mark H. from Dixon, IL said...

This is very interesting. "Back in the day", Jack Hyles was harshly criticised for being an "angry man" who was trying to "split churches" when he preached that the King James Bible was the pure, inspired and inerrant Word of God. The anti-KJV-only crowd, rather than try to prove their point, attacked the man instead.

What do we have here, folks? We have history repeating itself. Keith Gomez keeps quoting Jack Hyles, saying he was "a great man of the past". And I would agree that in many aspects, he was (I was a member of FBC-Hammond for over 20 years). But Brother Hyles was wrong on some things. When are these "followers of men" going to realize that we must have the BIBLE as our FINAL AUTHORITY, not the "doctrines of men"? Bible doctrines should not be based upon what "great men of the past" have taught-- but rather upon what the Bible clearly teaches!

The devil seems to use the same old, tired methods for attacking the TRUTH-- when you can't refute sound doctrine with Scriptures, simply attack the messenger instead with lies and false accusations.

I'm glad that this generation (Steven Anderson's generation) is committed to going by what the BIBLE SAYS, without regard for what men may say. To that I say a VERY LOUD AMEN!

I'm from the baby-boomer generation, and I THANK GOD that this new generation of Christians are not making the same mistakes my generation has. The one redeeming and encouraging fact about all this is that my generation will die off in time, and the new generation (including men like Steven Anderson and many others) will remain and continue to preach (and believe) that the BIBLE is the FINAL AUTHORITY.

Shout it from the housetops, Brother Anderson! These fools equate your hard preaching and proper Scriptural rebukes with the rantings of "an angry man". That shows me they don't know their Bible:

"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins."


Laurie Ferdinands said...

Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:
Sounds like the Lord in Acts 9 knows what His own name is?

Dirtyoldsix said...

Amen bellowing yes-men. Lol I love that!

Sean Heukelman said...

Someone has to stand up against wicked false preachers like Gipp and Gomez. They are being exposed and they don't like it! Not at all! They are hypocrites and behaving like a little children! Gomez is so fat, but yet so prideful and would not even last 1 minute in any fight with any girl - wait, just wait I need to get my breath back! Isaiah will have a ball with these false prophets of Baal!

As a Christian saved by faith in Jesus only you can hear the truth and it is not coming from Gipp and Gomez the wolves!